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Sarah Jones, 27, killed, seven others injured, when a movie film crew, filming without permission, is struck by a freight train in Wayne County.
Crew member killed by train during filming of Gregg Altman biopic 'Midnight Rider,' seven others injured.
Though released from jail, Miller remains under a 10-year probation barring him from serving as director, first assistant director or supervisor with responsibility for safety on a film production.
Jones' parents are suing the train company claiming CSX "breached its duty to exercise ordinary care and take reasonable safety precautions."
Actor William Hurt, who was on the bridge in the role of Allman, escaped uninjured. Hurt sat outside the courtroom for a time Tuesday but was not called to testify.
A jury awarded $3.9 million today to the family of a movie worker killed on a Georgia railroad bridge in 2014, finding the railroad's owner shared in the blame for the deadly freight train collision even though the film crew was trespassing.
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.