Tragic Accident at Walt Disney World Kills Cast Member Near Pop Century Resort

UPDATE 7/10/18: We now know that the Cast Member who sadly passed away Monday was 33 year-old Juan Alberto Ojeda, a beloved husband and father to a five-year old son.

UPDATE 2:45 p.m.: George A. Kalogridis, President of Walt Disney World Resort has issued the following statement:

“All of us at Walt Disney World Resort are deeply saddened today by the loss of one of our Cast Members. Our thoughts and concerns are with his family, friends, and fellow co-workers. This is a tragic accident, and we are providing resources and care for those impacted and working closely with the proper authorities to understand how this happened.”

UPDATE 2:30 p.m.:

We’ve just learned about a tragic accident that happened earlier this morning near Disney’s Pop Century Resort at Walt Disney World.

The tweets shared by Amanda Oberon of WESH news below explain what we know so far:

This is a developing story and additional details will be added above as they are made available.

Source: WESH 2

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