One crew member from the upcoming Gregg Allman biopic Midnight Rider has been killed in a train accident that occurred while filming in rural Georgia. The accident happened earlier this week after a CSX train unexpectedly crossed a bridge where filming for the picture was in progress.
According to various reports, the film crew was aware that two trains were scheduled to cross the tracks during the filming session, but were caught off guard when a third train crossed the tracks.
The crew had placed a bed on the tracks to film a dream sequence and seven crew members, including the director, were injured trying to clear the tracks.
"CSX is deeply saddened by a tragedy that occurred late today on a CSX rail bridge in Doctortown, Ga., and is cooperating fully with authorities as they investigate," reads a statement from the operator of the train line. "CSX personnel are working with first responders to meet the needs of those injured. A train was en route from Memphis to Savannah when the incident occurred."
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