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Published: 2014/02/27

Production Suspended on Gregg Allman Biopic Following Train Accident

Production on Midnight Rider, the Gregg Allman biopic, has been suspended following the death of a crew member after a train accident on set, multiple outlets are reporting. Production company Film Allman, LLC confirmed the suspension in a statement: “In light of the tragic loss, we have decided to put the production of Midnight Rider on hold.”

Second camera assistant Sarah Elizabeth Jones was struck and killed by a train as she helped stage a scene for the film on the tracks near Savannah, GA on February 20. Approximately seven others were injured, according to Wayne County authorities. A petition is currently underway to include Jones, 27, in Sunday’s Oscars Memoriam tribute. Nearly 38,000 people have signed the petition as of Thursday morning.

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Billy Matthews February 27, 2014, 17:37:06

Sorry for the loss of one of your crew . And hope and payers for the family and friends . Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal . And I’m sure that’s where she is .

Clive Bigsby February 28, 2014, 09:58:19

RIP Sarah Elizabeth Jones. Just stop the production all together. Do we really need a Gregg Allman biopic? Just read his book.

spikenyc February 28, 2014, 11:34:51

This is really a tragedy. The railroad company should be held liable for this. Why does it seem that anything connected with Gregg Allman always has a black-cloud hanging over it?

me February 28, 2014, 13:44:45

@spike… the railroad company? Yea, guess they should not have trains on the train tracks, or at the very least they should check with any/all production companies to see if they are filming on any railroad tracks before they have the nerve to send a train down their tracks… You better hope they don’t decide to shoot the next scene with a child lying under your car tires as you decide to back out of your driveway!

I Stand With Me February 28, 2014, 18:15:37

Now trains are responsible when people are hit while standing on the tracks? The hillbilly production crew didn’t get/have permission to film there, strike 1. They didn’t send spotters down the track a mile in each direction armed with cell phones or radios, strike 2. A supervising producer’s job is the clear the locations and make sure the situation is safe for everybody filming that day at that spot… the ball was dropped and the ultimate price was paid, strike 3. This blame game of it was the fault of the train company is sad and it shows a lack of proper intelligence and reasoning skills. Spike I feel sorry for you and any of your offspring if you have been able to trick the evolutionary theory we call Darwinism !

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