Angela Bassett pays tribute to 9-1-1 crew member killed in 4am car crash following 14 hour shift: 'We're all rocked by it'

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Published: 12:11 EDT, 15 May 2024 | Updated: 12:11 EDT, 15 May 2024

Angela Bassett has paid affectional tribute to a beloved unit personnel connected her deed show 9-1-1 who was killed successful a 4am car clang successful Los Angeles connected Saturday.

Rico Priem, 66, who worked arsenic a grip connected nan ABC show, died aft his Toyota Highlander near nan road, went up an embankment and flipped onto its tile adjacent San Dimas, nan California Highway Patrol and his union IATSE Local 80 confirmed, per Variety.

He was pronounced dormant astatine nan segment and nan origin of nan clang - which was reported astatine 4.27am - is presently portion connected an ongoing investigation, nan CHP confirmed.

Bassett, 65, who has played Sergeant Athena Grant-Nash connected nan show since 2018 told Entertainment Tonight: 'It was conscionable a very, very sad moment. We’re each rocked by it, certainly.

The prima said nan formed and unit had agreed to salary tribute to Priem, saying: 'We conscionable had to return a moment, conscionable return clip and return a moment/

Angela Bassett has paid affectional tribute to a beloved unit personnel connected her deed show 9-1-1 who was killed successful a 4am car clang successful Los Angeles connected Saturday

Rico Priem, 66, who worked arsenic a grip connected nan ABC show, died aft his Toyota Highlander near nan road, went up an embankment and flipped onto its tile adjacent San Dimas, nan California Highway Patrol and his national IATSE Local 80 confirmed, per Variety 

'We thought it was important to travel together and person immoderate spot of work and connection immoderate we tin do to his family, ’cause we cognize that we’ll miss him but we cognize they will miss him moreover more.'

IATSE Local 80 President Matthew Loeb revealed Priem was driving location aft a 14 hr displacement connected 9-1-1 astatine nan clip of nan accident, saying: 'We are moving to support our member’s family, their chap members and colleagues. 

'Safety successful each aspects of nan activity our members do is our highest privilege and we will assistance successful immoderate investigation successful immoderate measurement that we can.'

The national said successful a further statement: 'We are afloat committed to nan information and nan well-being of each our members and definitive our heartfelt condolences to nan member’s family.

'Workers person a reasonable anticipation that they tin get to activity and travel location safely. No 1 should beryllium put successful unsafe circumstances while trying to gain a living.'

Fellow 9-1-1 grip Nina Moskol shared an affectional connection to Priem connected Sunday - revealing he was connected nan brink of status astatine nan clip of his death. 

She wrote: 'He was connected nan cusp of retirement, pinch his paperwork filed. He had his already rich | life planned for retirement, including spending clip pinch his wife, watching his grand-nephew grow, riding his beloved Harley, and moreover gripping still to enactment connected to his friends. 

'He was truthful jazzed astir what he had learned astir retiring, he wanted to thatch nan ins and outs of status astatine nan local.

He was pronounced dormant astatine nan segment and nan origin of nan clang - which was reported astatine 4.27am - is presently portion connected an ongoing investigation, nan CHP confirmed

Aisha Hinds, who plays Henrietta wrote connected Instagram connected Tuesday: ' Words….ever insufficient…none capable to transportation nan harrowing heartbreak reverberating done our 9-1-1 family'

The formed of 9-1-1 are pictured  - Oliver Stark, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Kenneth Choi, Angela Bassett, Peter Krause, Aisha Hinds, Gavin McHugh and Ryan Guzman

She urged: 'Please enactment safe retired there. Grip safe. Drive safe. Get disconnected nan roadworthy if needed. Take nan room.'

Aisha Hinds, who plays Henrietta wrote connected Instagram connected Tuesday: 'Words….ever insufficient…none capable to transportation nan harrowing heartbreak reverberating done our 9-1-1 family.

'As nan manufacture processes nan passing of 1 of our invaluable and invested individuals—notably loyal, frankincense lauded and loved for his committedness to his trade and sharing nan contented he’d gleaned from decades of moving successful this industry, hearts are dense navigating feelings of condolences and gratitude for nan life of Rico Priem.'

'Rico graced america pinch his beingness and passion, earlier he passed distant successful nan early greeting hours connected Saturday, May 11th It is nan dream and nan unspoken presumption that erstwhile we wrap a days work, we will spot each different again to do it each complete again nan adjacent day. His passing has stilled our hearts and signaled for much speech and attraction successful that area.'


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