Settlement in fatal accident on Gregg Allman movie location

Settlement Is Reached in Fatal ‘Midnight Rider’ Film Accident –

LOS ANGELES — The family of Sarah Jones, a crew worker who was killed by a freight train this year on the set of the independent film “Midnight Rider,” reached a settlement with 11 defendants in a civil suit over her death, a lawyer for the family said.

In a statement on Wednesday, the lawyer, Jeffrey R. Harris, said defendants with whom the family settled included Randall M. Miller and Jody Savin, who were producers of the film; Jay Sedrich, who was its unit production manager; and Rayonier Performance Fibers, which owned land surrounding the tracks on which Ms. Jones was killed.

The terms of the settlement were not disclosed.

The film, about the rock star Gregg Allman, was ultimately scrapped, and charges of involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass were filed in July against several of the filmmakers in Georgia, where the accident took place. They have pleaded not guilty to the charges.

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