Train crashes on the set of `Midnight Rider`, killed one

PTI| Last Updated: Feb 23, 2014, 10:21 AM IST

Los Angeles: One crew member working for the Gregg Allman biopic `Midnight Rider` was killed and seven others were injured when a train crashed into the set while they were shooting a dream sequence on the railroad.

27-year-old Sarah Elizabeth Jones, a second camera assistant, was identified as the victim killed in the accident, reported a website.
Director Randall Miller himself fell on the tracks but he was pulled to safety by a photographer. Others who were injured were treated at a hospital.
"All of us on the production team are devastated by the tragic accident that happened today. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of our crew member," a representative for the movie production said in a statement.
Eliza Dushku, one of the stars in the film, tweeted, "Devastated by the news of the tragedy on our Allman Biopic. Prayers to the crew/families & spirit/soul of the life that was lost."
Open Road, the studio behind the biopic, refused to comment on how the accident might affect the movie`s future. Gregg Allman serves as a producer, William Hurt is cast to play the Allman Brothers member, and The All-American Rejects rocker Tyson Ritter is tapped as the musician in his younger years.