The family of Sarah Jones, the camera assistant who was killed in a train accident during the production of the Gregg Allman biopic Midnight Rider, has reached a confidential settlement agreement in their civil case against several defendants.
Jones’ parents filed a wrongful death suit in May against director Randall Miller; producer Jody Savin; executive producers Jay Sedrish and Don Mandrik; location manager Charles Baxter; Miller’s production company, Unclaimed Freight; first assistant director Hillary Schwartz; director of photography Mike Ozier; Epozier Films, Inc.; and landowner Rayonier Performance Fiber.
“Richard and Elizabeth Jones’ objectives in filing this lawsuit, after the death of their 27-year-old daughter, Sarah, have been clear and unwavering,” said Jones’ family attorney Jeff Harris, in a statement. “To find out what happened on the day of their daughter’s death, determine who was responsible, hold those who made bad decisions accountable and ensure this kind of tragedy never happens again on another film set. Today, we are another step closer to fully achieving those objectives.”
According to The Wrap, a criminal trial indicting Miller, Savin, Sedrish and Schwartz for involuntary manslaughter is still scheduled to take place March 9.