‘Walking Dead’ actor injured in filming accident

by Wes Mayer

On Sept. 6, an actor portraying a zombie for AMC’s “The Walking Dead” television show was injured in an accident on scene during filming near Senoia.

Shortly after 6:20 p.m., Coweta County emergency personnel responded to the set on the 1600 block of Dead Oak Road in reference to a person being run over by a vehicle. According to Lt. Col. Jimmy Yarbrough with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office, Garrett Zane Orr was acting in a scene where he, as a “walker,” is shot and falls into the road.

The driver of a two-and-a-half-ton military vehicle was then supposed to stop short of running over him.

However, the truck’s brakes malfunctioned, Yarbrough said, and the driver ended up driving on top of the midsection of Orr. The driver was able to quickly reverse off him.

The driver will not face any charges because this was an accident, Yarbrough said.

According to Coweta County Fire Department Deputy Chief Mitch Coggin, Orr suffered injuries to his lower extremities, was treated and immobilized on scene and was airlifted to the Atlanta Medical Center due to the nature of his injuries.

Orr was released from the hospital on Monday, according to a report from WXIA-TV, and it was reported his injuries were not life-threatening.



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