‘Midnight Rider’ Accident: Federal Regulators Still Investigating “Root Cause”
The Federal Railroad Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are still in the throes of investigating the Midnight Rider case, both looking for the “root” and “probable cause” of the fatal accident that took place on railroad tracks in Georgia during the first day of filming for the Gregg Allman biopic in February.
Both reports could be out before the involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass trial of filmmakers Randall Miller, Jody Savin, Jay Sedrish and Hillary Schwartz gets underway on March 9 of next year.
The accident took the life of 27-year-old camera assistant Sarah Jones and injured several others on a train trestle when the crew, led by director Miller, set up on a train tracks to film the scene when a train came barreling down, crashing into a metal bed put on the tracks for the shot. The crash sent shrapnel into the crew as they…
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