Allman filmmakers to stand trial in fatal Ga. train crash

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Posted: Mar 07, 2015 12:43 PM

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Three filmmakers are preparing to stand trial in the death of a young camera assistant killed by a freight train in Georgia last year while shooting the Gregg Allman biographical movie "Midnight Rider."

Jury selection was scheduled to begin Monday in the trial of director Randall Miller, his wife and business partner Jody Savin and executive producer Jay Sedrish. They have all pleaded not guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespassing.

Miller's crew was filming a scene on a railroad bridge Feb. 20, 2014, when a freight train plowed into them at 55 mph. Sarah Jones, a 27-year-old camera assistant, was killed and six others were injured.

A week has been set aside for the trial in rural Wayne County southwest of Savannah.