SACRAMENTO—The identities of two men killed in a car crash on Saturday afternoon, October 11 in Rancho Cordova have been released. They are Robert Orrison, 86, of Sacramento and Gary McLarty, 73, of North Hollywood, according to the Sacramento County Coroner.
Rancho Cordova police said a blue Chevrolet truck making a U-turn was struck by a white Jeep Cherokee at 1:03 p.m. on Grant Line Road at Raymer Way.
The driver of the truck and his passenger in the vehicle were pronounced dead at the scene. Police said occupants of the Jeep vehicle were taken to the hospital for medical treatment of unspecified injuries.
Orrison and McLarty were seasoned Hollywood stuntmen. Orrison was a stunt performer and background actor on Star Trek: The Original Series, having minor roles in three second season episodes. He also performed stunts for television’s The Dukes of Hazzard and for such films as The Wild Bunch (1969), Smokey and the Bandit (1977), Die Hard 2 (1990), Speed (1994), Stargate (1994), and The Wedding Planner (2001).
McLarty is known for his work on The Blues Brothers (1980), Jurassic Park (1993) and Beverly Hills Cop (1984). In 1982, McLarty was in the helicopter, as a stunt coordinator, when actor Vic Morrow and two children died in an accident on a “Twilight Zone” movie set.
Police said the cause of Saturday’s collision remains under investigation. Investigators are asking witnesses or anyone with information about the crash to contact the Rancho Cordova Police Department at (916) 874-5115. Tip information also can be left anonymously at www.sacsheriff.com by entering the keyword “SSD,” or by calling (916) 874-8477.
Sacramento Bee: Two longtime Hollywood stuntmen killed in Rancho Cordova crash