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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Producers, Studio Owners Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter In Death of Film Crew Member

Randall Miller and Jody Savin, owners of Unclaimed Freight Productions, and Jay Sedrish, executive producer of the film "Midnight Rider," have been charged with involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass in the death of Sarah Elizabeth Jones, a camera assistant working on the film who was on the railroad tracks in February of this year when an oncoming train struck and killed her.  Prosecutors in Wayne County, Georgia, announced the charges today.

The three face up to 10 years in prison on the involuntary manslaughter charge. More on the criminal action here from the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Ms. Jones' parents have also filed a wrongful death action against Unclaimed Freight Productions, its owners, Mr. Sedrish, and Gregg Altman, the subject of the film. More here from the AJC, here from The Wrap.

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