“Longmire” crew member Gary Tuck died early Saturday morning on his way home from the drama’s set. He was 48.
The A&E worker was a member of Teamsters Local 492. Union spokesman Moises Ortega told TheWrap that his organization is investigating the accident.
The accident occurred on a highway headed through the county in an area known as Stanley, N. M. when Tuck’s car rolled over, Major Ken Johnson told TheWrap. Alcohol is not suspected; the officers believe that Tuck fell asleep.
Family members told the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office that Tuck was heading home from work.
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The following statement was given to TheWrap on behalf of the “Longmire” producers, cast and crew, Warner Horizon Television and A&E: “Our thoughts are with the family of Joe Tuck, a driver for ‘Longmire’ and a valued member of the ‘Longmire’ team, who sadly passed away recently. On behalf of the entire cast, crew, studio and network, we offer the Tuck family and Joe’s friends our deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences on this terrible loss.”
“Longmire,” which stars Robert Taylor as Walt Longmire, a Wyoming county sheriff who returns to work after his wife’s death, premiered its third season June 2. Lou Diamond Phillips also stars on the series.