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Director of Gregg Allman biopic charged in death of crew member

- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 3, 2014

"Midnight Rider" director Randall Miller and two producers were charged Thursday in the death of camera assistant Sarah Jones, who was struck and killed by a train during the production of the Gregg Allman biopic.

Mr. Miller and producers Jody Savin and Jay Sedrish were charged with involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass for the crew member's death back in February, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Miss Jones, 27, was killed when she was helping set up a scene on some railroad tracks in Wayne County, Georgia, for the movie about Allman, guitarist and founding member of the Allman Brothers Band.

A speeding train smashed into the set, killing Miss Jones and injuring six other people.

Investigators said Mr. Miller was filming without a permit, TMZ reported.

Involuntary manslaughter carries a potential sentence of 10 years in prison under Georgia law. Criminal trespass is a misdemeanor and carries a potential sentence of 12 months, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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