Gregg Allman actively sought to discontinue filming of the biopic Midnight Rider following the eath of a crew member during shooting for an early scene for the movie in February. Sarah Jones died and several others were injured when a train plowed into a scene being staged on a railroad trestle in rural Georgia. Flim production people apparently decided to disregard concerns reportedly expressed by actor William Hurt about the safety of the setting. Hurt later announced he was abandoning his lead role in the movie and Allman threatened to sue the film makers if they tried to resume production. Lawsuits often target anyone and everyone, no matter how remotely associated with accidents so despite Allman's stand and his apparent lack of involvement with decisions that contributed to the tragedy, his Executive Producer credit makes him fair game in the minds of attorneys for the parents of Sarah Jones.
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