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Thursday, Jul. 13, 2017
Attorneys accusing a railroad owner of negligence in the death of a movie worker during a 2014 train collision with a trespassing film crew sought Wednesday to use the railroad's own safety policies against it.
Sarah Jones, 27, was killed by a freight train that slammed into a film crew...
Tuesday, Jul. 11, 2017
The civil trial of a railroad company accused of negligence in the 2014 death of a movie worker opened Tuesday with jurors watching video of the film crew fleeing a freight train moments before the fatal crash on a Georgia railroad bridge.
Sarah Jones, a 27-year-old camera assistant, was...
Saturday, Jul. 8, 2017
A movie director served jail time for trespassing onto a Georgia railroad bridge and putting his film crew in the path of a freight train that slammed into the group and killed a young camera assistant. Now the dead woman's parents are going to court saying the railroad should share the blame,...
Wednesday, Mar. 23, 2016
A movie director was released from jail Wednesday after serving a year behind bars for the death of a crew member killed by a train during filming of a movie about singer Gregg Allman.
A Superior Court judge ordered former "...
Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016
A Georgia judge won't grant early release from jail for a movie director sentenced in the death of a camera assistant struck by a freight train while shooting a film about singer Gregg Allman.
Former "Midnight Rider" director Randall Miller had asked...
Friday, Mar. 20, 2015
The director of an ill-fated movie about singer Gregg Allman said Friday that it's "ultimately my responsibility" that his crew ended up on a Georgia railroad bridge in the path of a freight train that killed a camera assistant.
Tuesday, Mar. 10, 2015
A third filmmaker was sentenced to 10 years of probation Tuesday for her role in a train collision last year that killed a young camera assistant and injured six other crew members, allowing prosecutors to close their final criminal case in the incident that...
Monday, Mar. 9, 2015
Steven Poster, ASC, president of the International Cinematographers Guild (IATSE Local 600), issued a statement on the plea deal which averted a trial involving three defendants--director Randall Miller, his wife and business partner Jody Savin, and executive Jay...
Monday, Mar. 9, 2015
Director Randall Miller of Gregg Allman Film "Midnight Rider" Pleads Guilty In Train Crash Death; Sentenced To 2 Years Behind Bars
A year after a freight train plowed into crew members for a movie about singer Gregg Allman, killing a young camera assistant, the film's director was sentenced to two years in jail Monday as part of a plea deal.
In a rare case of a filmmaker...
Saturday, Mar. 7, 2015
Randall Miller had just begun shooting the Gregg Allman biographical movie "Midnight Rider" when the production turned into a nightmare — a freight train traveling 55 mph plowed into the director's crew on a Georgia railroad bridge, injuring six film workers and...