‘Midnight Rider’ Case Heading to Federal Court


The Midnight Rider case, involving the tragic set death of young crew member Sarah Jones, is headed to federal court federal court next week.

The case arose following the fatal accident on the Georgia set of the Allman Brothers biopic last year, when Jones, 27, was hit by a train while shooting footage on railroad tracks in Wayne County.

Now, according to Deadline, a hearing will be held to “determine whether or not the film company behind the Gregg Allman biopic will have to pay fines levied against them by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.”

When the case was heard in superior court, the movie’s director Randall Miller was sentenced to two years in prison, ordered to pay a $25,000 fine and complete 360 hours of community service, while the film’s assistant director Hillary Schwartz was sentenced to 10 years probation and ordered to pay a $5,000 fine.

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