Crew member killed by train while filming Gregg Allman biopic

8:21 AM, Feb 21, 2014   |    comments
Gregg Allman in January 2014 (Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
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DOCTORTOWN, Ga. -- A woman was killed Thursday afternoon when she was struck by a CSX train during filming of the Gregg Allman biopic "Midnight Rider" in Wayne County, Ga.

The accident happened while the movie crew was filming a dream sequence on a railroad trestle and a train unexpectedly crossed the bridge.

The woman killed was a second camera assistant. Her name has not been released.

According to Variety, the crew, including director Randall Miller, had placed a bed on the tracks for the scene and was expecting two trains on the local bridge, one in each direction, when a third train arrived unexpectedly.

CSX issued a statement on the accident, saying, "CSX is deeply saddened by a tragedy that occurred late today on a CSX rail bridge in Doctortown, Ga., and is cooperating fully with authorities as they investigate. Initial reports indicate that at least three people were injured, one fatally. CSX personnel are working with first responders to meet the needs of those injured. A train was en route from Memphis to Savannah when the incident occurred."

Allman is an executive producer on the film.

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(Atlanta Business Chronicle)

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