Sarah Jones, 27, killed, seven others injured, when a movie film crew, filming without permission, is struck by a freight train in Wayne County.

Date: 
February 20, 2014

An investigator says a movie crew involved in a fatal collision with a freight train in southeast Georgia was filming on the tracks without permission from the railroad.

A 27-year-old woman, identified as Sarah Jones, was killed and seven crew members were injured Thursday when the train struck as they were shooting footage for "Midnight Rider," a film based on the life of singer Gregg Allman.

A Wayne County Sheriff's detective said Friday that the crew had permission to be on private property next to the tracks. But he said CSX Railroad told investigators the crew had no permission to work on the tracks themselves. Gardner says the tracks were littered with debris from the crew's equipment, including what looked like a mattress.

Trespassing onto railroad tracks is a misdemeanor under Georgia law.

People Involved: 
Sarah Jones
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County: 
Wayne Co.

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