Singer Allman, filmmakers sued in Ga. train death

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) – Movie producers and singer Gregg Allman are among 18 parties being sued by the parents of a young camera assistant who died when a film crew was struck by a freight train in southeast Georgia.

The parents of 27-year-old Sarah Jones filed a civil lawsuit Wednesday over her death during production of “Midnight Rider,” a movie based on Allman’s memoir. Filming had just started Feb. 20 when a train smashed into the crew on a railroad bridge southwest of Savannah. Jones was killed and six others were injured.

The lawsuit names director Randall Miller and his production company as plaintiffs, as well as CSX railroad and forest-products company Rayonier, which owned the land along the train tracks.

The lawsuit accuses all parties of negligence and seeks unspecified monetary damages.