TV actor killed, another hurt in accident on set of 'Sliders' Dune buggy overturned on dry lake bed in Calif.

September 22, 1996|By LOS ANGELES TIMES

LOS ANGELES -- A 27-year-old actor was killed and another actor was injured Friday on the set of the Fox action-adventure series "Sliders," when a dune buggy they were riding in $l overturned on a dry lake bed 40 miles east of here, authorities said.

Kenneth Keith Steadman, 27, of Sherman Oaks was flown by helicopter from the set on El Mirage Dry Lake near Adelanto to San Bernardino County Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, said Randy Emon of the county coroner's office.

The other actor, not identified, was treated for minor injuries, said Libby Gill, a spokeswoman for MCA/Universal Television Group, makers of the program.

Steadman was appearing in a guest role on "Sliders." He had guest spots last season on "NYPD Blue" and "Baywatch."

Pub Date: 9/22/96

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