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Allman film shelved after crash

Filmmakers have shelved production on a movie about the life of rock musician Gregg Allman a week after a freight train crashed into the production team and its equipment, killing one crew member and injuring seven others.

Savannah Film Office director William Hammargren said film producers had called to tell him they were "shutting down production". The film office is a city agency that works closely with filmmakers shooting in the Savannah area in Georgia.

Filming of Midnight Rider, starring William Hurt as the Allman Brothers Band singer, was just getting started when crew members were struck on February 20.

Investigators said the crew were on the tracks without the railroad's permission.

A publicist for the movie's production company did not immediately return phone and email messages.

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