By Lanford Beard
Updated July 18, 2011 at 06:13 PM EDT
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Tragedy befell the lighthearted game show Cash Cab Friday when a producer for the Canadian branch of the show struck and killed a pedestrian in Vancouver. The driver was returning the mobile set to a storage facility after filming for the day wrapped when he hit the 61-year-old Surrey, British Columbia, resident in the city’s Downtown Eastside district. The victim, whose name hasn’t been released, died in a local hospital soon after the collision.

Andrew Burnstein, president of Castlewood Productions Inc., which produces the show’s Canadian version, issued a statement: “Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim and his friends and his family. My heart also goes out to the driver of the vehicle, a member of our technical staff, who is shaken and devastated by this tragic accident, as is our entire team.”

The driver and members of the Castlewood team are fully cooperating with the Vancouver Police, who are still trying to determine the full circumstances of the accident. No charges have been brought against the producer.