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Published: 2014/07/15

Midnight Rider Director, Producers Surrender to Georgia Police

Photo: Joshua Timmermans

The director and two producers of the Gregg Allman biopic Midnight Rider have turned themselves in to the authorities in Wayne County, GA. As previously reported, director Randall Miller and producers Jody Savin and Jay Sedrish were recently charged with involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespassing for their role in the on-set death of camera assistant Sarah Jones. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Both Miller and Savin have since been released on bail.

Jones was killed when she was struck by a train while filming a dream sequence for Midnight Rider in Wayne County on February 20. Production on the film has been suspended since the accident, and star William Hurt has pulled out of the project. A number of civil suits have also been filed against Miller, Savin, Sedrich and others, including a suit against Allman himself.

Involuntary manslaughter carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in Georgia, while criminal trespass carries a potential sentence of one year.

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