‘Midnight Rider’ Suspends Filming Following Train Death; Production Company Issues Statement

By Jen Yamato, Anita Busch

Production on the Gregg Allman biopic Midnight Rider has been suspended following the on-set train accident that killed crew member Sarah Jones and injured several others on Thursday. “In light of the tragic loss, we have decided to put the production of Midnight Rider on hold,” a representative for production company Film Allman, LLC told Deadline. The fatal incident occurred when a train collided with a bed set up for filming on live tracks in Jesup, Georgia. Members of the crew as well as star William Hurt were within feet of the accident which killed Jones, the second camera assistant. Co-star Charles S. Dutton had been in wardrobe but was sent home. Director Randall Miller‘s Unclaimed Freight Productions was set to officially begin production Monday before the accident occurred. Open Road was set to release the pic as distributor. The train collision is currently under investigation by and the accident site is being treated as a crime scene. Jones’s funeral service is being held today in Columbia, SC.

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