‘Midnight Rider’ Filmmakers Turn Themselves in to Authorities

Midnight Rider Producers Mug Shots Manslaughter

Director Randall Miller and his wife, Jody Savin, facing involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass charges in the Feb. 22 train accident on the set of “Midnight Rider,” turned themselves in to the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, authorities said.

Producer Jay Sedrish, who is also facing charges, is expected to surrender to authorities later this week. According to local station WSAV-TV, Miller and Savin were booked on Sunday and released after each posted a $27,000 bond. They will face arraignment at a later date, although they may not have to appear to enter their pleas, authorities said.

Miller, Savin and Sedrish were charged after a grand jury in Wayne County, Ga., returned indictments against them on July 2. Sarah Jones, a second camera assistant, was killed after the crew of the movie scrambled to get out of the way of an oncoming train. Six others were injured.

SEE ALSO: Attorney for ‘Midnight Rider’ Filmmakers: ‘They Are Innocent of Any Criminal Conduct’

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  1. Smith says:

    First off, I am so sorry about the tragedy that has fallen upon this family. May your daughter rest in peace. Unfortunately, when this story broke I knew Miller, Savin and Sedrish wouldn’t serve any time. I hope however, that Hollywood has black balled them. It is CLEAR now that they cannot be trusted on a set ever or can they be trusted with protecting their crew. This is another example of how the elites can get away with manslaughter and murder and suffer little for it. Producers tend to be a bunch of ego mania babies who have tantrums when they don’t get their way for a shot and then people end up getting hurt or killed. Will the death of this young woman be enough for people to finally say enough is enough? To say that this death is what should be the lesson that teaches everyone what they should have already bloody well known, is another dark mark on a hideous industry. Make no mistake, the most glamorous thing about Hollywood, is the end product. Also, Hollywood would BE NOTHING without below the line crew. Hollywood producers don’t have what it takes to make it happen on their own. Rest in Peace Sarah

  2. DON MILLER says:

    WE HAVE ALL DONE STUPID THINGS TO GET A SHOT. THIS SHOULD TEACH EVERYONE TO
    REMEMBER THAT “SAFETY IS NO ACCIDENT.” THE PRODUCTION IS ULTMATELY RESPONSIBLE
    AND SHOULD BE HELD RESPONSIBLE. NO MATTER WHO, WHAT STUNT PERSON, DIRECTOR, OR
    PRODUCER SAYS “OH IT’S,ONLY ONE QUICK SHOT, IT WILL BE OK” WE MUST TELL THEM NO.
    THEY MUST FIND THE MONEY TO HAVE THE PROPER PERMITS AND SAFETY PEOPLE ON THE
    LOCATION TO MAKE SURE THAT WE WILL ALL GO HOME UN-INJURED

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