Midnight Rider Trial: D.A. Says ‘This Was a Very Preventable Tragedy’

March 10, 2015 7:53 PM

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JESUP, Ga. — Jackie Johnson, the district attorney who led the prosecution in the “Midnight Rider” criminal case, said she hoped that they were prepared to show the extent to which the filmmakers knew that they did not have permission to be on the CSX railroad tracks and that their location was dangerous.

“I think it is easy to call this an accident; this was a very preventable tragedy,” she told reporters after the final defendant, the movie’s first assistant director Hillary Schwartz, was sentenced to 10 years probation.

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