Inside the ‘Midnight Rider’ Manslaughter: Will Hollywood Learn From the Death of Sarah Jones?

March 11, 2015 11:31 AM

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The Midnight Rider crew should never have walked onto the train tracks that bright February afternoon in rural Georgia. But in the movie business, some people will do whatever it takes to get the shot.

Forty-nine minutes and 10 takes later, Oscar-winning actor William Hurt was among the lucky ones to escape from the narrow bridge alive when a freight train barreled down on the cast and crew of the Gregg Allman biopic at 57 miles per hour.

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