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Investigator: ‘Midnight Rider’ Crew
Wasn’t Supposed to Be on Tracks

Variety, by Ted Johnson

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Posted By:DaddyO, 2/22/2014 6:31:49 AM

The crew of Gregg Allman biopic “Midnight Rider” was working on train tracks without permission from the railroad in Wayne County, Ga., when a train crashed into the production team, killing one and injuring seven others, an investigator said Friday. The tracks, owned by CSX Railroad, cross private land owned by forest-products company Rayonier, which has a nearby paper mill. Joe Gardner, the lead detective on the case, said the crew had Rayonier’s permission to film on its property next to the train tracks. “CSX has told me they were aware they were out there, but they did not have

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With all the abandoned train track in this country, why pick one in use next to a paper mill to film on?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: proximo, 2/22/2014 9:16:45 AM     (No. 9742154)

You´d think they could hear that train a commin´, commin´ round the bend.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Lucky4, 2/22/2014 11:40:35 AM     (No. 9742323)

With all those people working, how did they not hear the train coming?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: cheeflo, 2/22/2014 2:54:21 PM     (No. 9742535)

They did hear the train coming, #2. They just didn´t have the time or the wits to avoid disaster. The crew was running away from the tracks onto a walkway, but toward the bed, which was on the tracks, to try to get it out of the way. The young woman was killed when the train hit the bed, shattering it to pieces, one of which knocked her back onto the tracks, where she was struck by the train. The other injuries were from the flying debris of the destroyed bed.

An utterly avoidable calamity.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 2/22/2014 3:15:20 PM     (No. 9742551)

One dead, several injured. Lots of lawyers and a movie that sounds as if it´s going from final editing right to MST3K.

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