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Sarah Jones’ Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Midnight Rider Case

May 23, 2014 07:47 | By

Sarah Jones

Sarah Jones

The family of Sarah Jones, the camera assistant who was killed Feb. 20 when she was struck by a train while filming Midnight Rider, filed a lawsuit this week against the film’s director, producers, some of its crew, Gregg Allman, distributor Open Road Films and the companies that own the railroad tracks and surrounding land.

The suit, which is asking for unspecified damages, names 18 defendants in total, including crew members unit production manager Jay Sedrish, 1st AD Hillary Schwartz, location manager Charlie Baxter and cinematographer Mike Ozier.

According to the complaint, the defendants knew that they did not have permission to be shooting on the bridge at the time of the accident and “falsely informed, or gave the impression to, the cast and crew, including Sarah that they had received permission to conduct filming on the railroad tracks.”

Jones’ parents, Richard and Elizabeth Jones, filed the complaint in Georgia’s State Court of Chatham County.