Gregg Allman Biopic Director Indicted For Fatal Crash
Randall Miller, the director of troubled Gregg Allman biopic “Midnight Rider,” and two of the film’s producers have been indicted on involuntary manslaughter charges following a fatal train crash on the film’s Georgia set, which led to the death of camera assistant Sarah Jones.
Seven other crew members were injured in the incident, which took place in February and is reported to have taken place while filming a dream sequence that involved a bed being placed on the railway tracks.
A grand jury charged Miller, producer Jody Savin and executive producer Jay Sedrish on Thursday 3 July with involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass and could face 10 years in prison, according to a statement from the Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s office.
Filming on “Midnight Rider,” which was being made by Uunclaimed Freight Productions, was suspended in the aftermath of the train tragedy, and actor William Hurt - who was due to play Allman - pulled out of the production.