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During a court hearing in Allman’s lawsuit, Miller said his assistants were in charge of location permits and safety precautions. He bristled at any suggestion that he had been cavalier about the crew’s safety.

“I was in the middle of the track and I almost died,” Miller said.

Allman’s attorney said during the same hearing that the singer was distressed by the crash and his reputation had been harmed by his association with the project.