Links regarding the tragic death on the film shoot of Gregg Allman biopic “Midnight Rider”

My thoughts go out to the family and friends of Sarah Jones, who was killed tragically on Thursday on the set of the Gregg Allman biopic Midnight Rider. Others were injured in the accident involving a train that the crew did not expect, and my thoughts go out to them too.

I think it’s too early to come to firm conclusions about the incident. I have no idea if Jones’ death will jeopardize the projects future.

In this post, I’m just going to link some various media that I’ve run across over the last day or so.

By the way, these Facebook links should be showing up as embedded posts, but that function has been compromised for some reason.

From the Associated Press:

JESUP, Ga. (AP) — A movie crew was working on train tracks without permission from the railroad when a freight train crashed into the production team and its equipment, killing one and injuring seven others, a sheriff’s investigator said Friday.

The Savannah-based crew was shooting footage for “Midnight Rider,” a film based on the life of singer Gregg Allman, when the crash happened Thursday afternoon. Wayne County sheriff’s detectives were working Friday to piece together how and why it happened.

It’s frankly unclear at this point if the sheriff’s investigator’s conclusion about permission is correct.

From the LA Times:

Russell Schweiss, a spokesman for Rayonier, said the film crew had been granted permission to shoot on the company’s land for one day. The film crew had separate discussions with CSX about the bridge and tracks, he said.

“I’m not privy about what access they had to CSX property,” Schweiss said. “They were well aware of the property boundaries.”