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Railroad settles suit in 2014 film worker death


A railroad owner settled a wrongful death lawsuit by the family of a film worker killed in 2014 when a train slammed into a crew shooting a movie about singer Gregg Allman, ending the company’s appeal of a $3.9 million jury verdict.

Chatham County State Court records show CSX Transportation reached a confidential settlement of the suit with Sarah Jones’ parents on Jan. 24. The company asked the Georgia Court of Appeals to withdraw its appeal of the jury verdict Monday.

Jones, 27, was a camera assistant on the never-finished movie “Midnight Rider,” based on the life of the Allman Brothers Band singer. A freight train plowed into the crew on a trestle bridge on Feb. 20, 2014, killing Jones and injuring six other crew members.

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