A Wayne County grand jury has found enough evidence to take three people to trial in the death of a woman on the train tracks in Jesup.
Randall Miller, Jody Savin and Jay Sedrish were indicted on Thursday in the Feb. 20 train wreck and death of Sarah Jones. All three are charged with criminal trespass and involuntary manslaughter. Wayne County Sheriff's Office and the NTSB investigated the case. The sheriff's office submitted their findings to the prosecutors in the Brunswick Judicial Circuit. Sheriff John Carter told WTOC his detectives spent weeks talking to witnesses and others.
"We had to track down and talk to people from South Carolina to California. Many of them had already acquired attorneys," the sheriff said.
Miller and Savin are the owners of Unclaimed Freight Productions, Inc. which was filming "Midnight Rider." Sedrish was the Executive Producer for the film.
Sarah Jones, a 27-year-old camera operator, was killed when a train hit her and seven other production crew members while filming on the tracks in Jesup. Jones died instantly and seven other production crew members were seriously injured.
Involuntary manslaughter carries a potential sentence of ten years in prison under Georgia law. Criminal trespass is a misdemeanor and carries a potential sentence of twelve months.
There is no word yet on a trial date but we will update you as soon as one is set.
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