Jesup, GA – An update on the tragedy that took place yesterday just southwest of Savannah, GA where a 20 member film crew was shooting on the railroad tracks for the upcoming Allman Brothers biopic, Midnight Rider. One female camera assistant has been killed, seven other crew members injured. They were all employed by Meddin Studios out of Savannah.
A press conference was held last week and the camera assistant was named.
The camera assistant was 27 year old, Sarah Jones, who was a native of South Carolina and was living in Atlanta. Already 100s of messages have reached her facebook page. Messages that tell those that didn’t know her just how much she was loved.
The IATSE Local 600, which Sarah was apart of, wrote, “Local 600 is shocked and saddened by the loss of Atlanta area Camera Assistant, Sarah Elizabeth Jones. Sarah was an active and proud member of Local 600 and a well respected Camera Assistant, much loved by those who worked with her. Our hearts and thoughts go out to her family and friends in this time of terrible tragedy. She will be deeply missed.”
One of the seven crew members that was injured from debris was Hair Stylist, Joyce Gilliard (Sleepy Hollow, The Conjuring, Army Wives)She was airlifted to the hospital. We did get word that she will be okay, but it looks like she will need surgery on her arm.
Sarah Elizabeth Jones family is requesting that donations be made to:
BC Education Foundation Sarah Jones Scholarship Fund
c/o Brookland-Cayce High School
1300 State Street
Cayce, SC 29033
Again, this is a devastating tragedy and our thoughts, love and prayers go out to all those involved in this accident and to their friends and family as well.