For the second time in two months, a freight train has killed a personal trainer who was filming too close to the tracks. And it happened in Georgia, less than 13 months after Sarah Jones was killed by a train while filming Midnight Rider in Jesup, GA, and only a week after the film’s director, first assistant director and unit production manager were convicted on criminal trespass and involuntary manslaughter charges.
Achilles Williams, a popular Atlanta-area personal trainer, was hit and killed by a train Tuesday in the suburb of Buckhead while filming a YouTube workout video. His death comes exactly two months after actor and fitness expert Greg Plitt was killed by a train while filming a sports drink commercial in Burbank.
According to police, Williams was skipping rope near the train tracks when he was sideswiped by a speeding freight train. A friend who was filming him was knocked to the ground by the impact but was not seriously injured. It’s not known if they had permission to film on the tracks.