News

Allman Bros. biopic director indicted in fatal train crash

Allman Bros. biopic director indicted in fatal train crash

'MIDNIGHT RIDER:'Gregg Allman wrote a book on which the biopic was going to be based. The project was shelved soon after the death of Jones. Photo: Associated Press

RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Three people, including the director, have been indicted on criminal charges stemming from a fatal crash in which a freight train plowed into the crew working on a movie about rocker Gregg Allman in southeast Georgia.

Prosecutors said Thursday that the indictment charges “Midnight Rider” director Randall Miller; his wife and business partner, Jody Savin; and the film’s executive producer, Jay Sedrish, with involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass.

Authorities have said Miller and his crew were filming on a railroad bridge without a permit Feb. 20 when a train slammed into them. Sarah Jones, a 27-year-old camera assistant, was killed, and six others were injured.

Miller has said previously he didn’t know his crew was working on a live train trestle.

Three civil lawsuits also are pending.

Latest Stories

in National

Ex-officer not charged in fatal Milwaukee shooting

Fresh
milwaukee

A prosecutor says he won't file charges against a white former police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man.

in Entertainment, Weird

New Jersey Christmas tree controlled by tweets

Fresh
treetweet

Twitter users anywhere in the world can control the lights on this holiday display.

in Music

Alice Cooper hosts star-studded Christmas show

alicecooper

Rocker served up a real Christmas treat to fans at his annual festive benefit last week