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gregg allman filmakers sued over crew members death
05-22-2014, 10:28 PM #1
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SAVANNAH, Ga. — Singer Gregg Allman was sued Wednesday along with movie producers, a railroad company and others accused of being responsible for the February death of a young camera assistant when a freight train slammed into a film crew in southeast Georgia.

The lawsuit filed in Chatham County State Court by the parents of 27-year-old Sarah Jones targets 10 individuals associated with the film “Midnight Rider,” based on the Allman Brothers Band singer’s memoir. It also goes after eight corporations including CSX Transportation, which owns the railroad tracks where the crash occurred, and forest-products manufacturer Rayonier, which owns the land surrounding the crash site.

Filmmakers “selected an unreasonably dangerous site for the filming location; failed to secure approval for filming from CSX; concealed their lack of approval from CSX from the cast and crew ... and otherwise failed to take measures to protect the safety of the ‘Midnight Rider’ cast and crew,” the lawsuit charges. It was filed on behalf of Jones’ parents, Richard and Elizabeth Jones of Columbia, South Carolina.

Allman was named as a defendant in his role as an executive producer on the film. Also included were director Randall Miller, his production company Unclaimed Freight Productions and several of Miller’s assistants on the film along with companies assisting with the production.

The lawsuit says Rayonier should be held accountable for allowing the film crew onto its property. It says a company employee wrongly told the crew “only two trains would pass by on the railroad track per day.” It says CSX did not give permission for the crew to film on its tracks, but the company knew shooting would be taking place in the area and should have taken precautions.


Sarah Jones was struck and killed by a train during the first day of filming in Georgia.
Lee Dashiell

Sarah Jones was struck and killed by a train during the first day of filming in Georgia.


“Despite the fact that multiple CSX trains passed the ‘Midnight Rider’ cast and crew on February 20, with those individuals in view of the trains’ operators, no warning was given to the subsequent train that ultimately caused Sarah’s death,” the lawsuit said.

Production on “Midnight Rider” had just begun Feb. 20 when a freight train crossing the Altamaha River in southeast Georgia slammed into crew members shooting on the railroad bridge. Sarah Jones, a 27-year-old camera assistant from Atlanta, was killed and six other crew members were hurt















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05-22-2014, 10:52 PM #2
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damned.gif That's tragic, and even worse, preventable.

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05-22-2014, 11:14 PM #3
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Easily preventable sad2.gif
05-22-2014, 11:42 PM #4
Kreeper Griobhtha
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Was it a stealth train?

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Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
05-23-2014, 01:29 AM #5
Octo Mother Superior
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Military grade.

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05-23-2014, 01:31 AM #6
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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We're sorry just doesn't cut it.



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