A new video shows the moment the cast and crew of the Gregg Allman biopic Midnight Rider were forced to scramble as a train approached.
The crew and actors William Hurt and Wyatt Russell were filming a dream sequence on a railroad bridge, reports Asiantown.
Camera assistant Sarah Jones was struck by a fuel tank and run over by the train as she tried to flee. She was killed instantly. Footage taken moments before was edited into a scene intended for use.
This week the film's director Randall Miller pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and will serve two years in prison. A new video shows the terrifying moment a film crew rushed to save the life of Oscar-winner William Hurt.
The crew of the Gregg Allman biopic Midnight Rider can be seen dashing to get him off the tracks of a railroad bridge, along with their equipment, as he lay across the railway filming a scene in Georgia while a train rushes towards him and the crew at breakneck speed.
The other actor in the scene, Wyatt Russell, can also be seen trying to scramble out of the train's path. Hurt and Russell somehow made it to safety. But, several crew members suffered injuries. Camera assistant Sarah Elizabeth Jones was tragically killed.
She was just 27 years old. Two weeks ago, the film's director, Randall Miller, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespassing and will serve two years in a county jail and eight years probation while also paying a $20,000 fine.
Executive producer Jay Sedrish also pleaded guilty to the same charges and received 10 years probation. 'We hope the sacrifice of our daughter's life will continue to change the film industry,' Jones' father, Richard Jones, told reporters outside the courthouse.
'I believe it sends a message, frankly, that if you do not respect those you're in charge of, you may end up behind bars.'
In addition, Hillary Schwartz, an assistant director on the film, was also convicted on charges of involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespassing and also received 10 years probation.