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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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