Belfast Telegraph

Woman working on Allman film killed

A woman working with a film crew on a biopic about musician Gregg Allman has been struck and killed by a train.

Wayne County Sheriff's Detective Joe Gardner told WSAV-TV it happened after the crew had placed a mattress on a set of railroad tracks in Doctortown, Georgia, while filming the movie Midnight Rider.

Authorities have said several other crew members were injured and details on their injuries weren't immediately available.

Sheriff John Carter told WTOC-TV that two of the crew members sustained serious injuries.

The Daily Mail reported that the crew - and director Randall Miller - were filming a dream sequence on a railroad when the train suddenly appeared.

The filmmaker apparently fell on the tracks as the crew tried to get out of the way of the train, and had to be pulled to safety by a photographer.

Detective Gardner said the crew was affiliated with a Savannah-based production company. Studio representatives were unavailable for comment.

Sheriff's officials haven't released the woman's identity, and officials from CSX rail company said they are working with authorities on the investigation.

Midnight Rider stars Tyson Ritter, William Hurt and Eliza Dushku.

Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Popular

From Belfast Telegraph