Trial set to begin Monday in deadly 2014 train collision with film crew case

Trial set to begin Monday in deadly 2014 train collision with film crew case
Sarah Jones (Source: Facebook)
Sarah Jones (Source: Facebook)

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The family of a woman killed when a train slammed into a crew filming a movie in Wayne County in February 2014 will head to court on Monday.

The parents of Sarah Jones are suing CSX Transportation.

A CSX train struck and killed 27-year-old Jones and injured seven other crew members while they were filming a movie based on Gregg Allman's autobiography. The train hit the film crew while they were shooting a scene on a train trestle.

An incident report revealed the producers were denied permission to be on the tracks.

Richard and Elizabeth Jones filed a wrongful death and negligence lawsuit back in May of 2014 against CSX. The lawsuit claims CSX "breached its duty to exercise ordinary care and take reasonable safety precautions."

Jury selection will begin Monday morning at the Chatham County Courthouse.

WTOC will be following the trial. Stay with us for the latest developments.

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