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'Midnight Rider' director, 2 others indicted in Georgia train crash that killed 1 crew member

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January 18, 2008. Writer/director Randall Miller arrives at the premiere of the film "Bottle Shock" during the second day of the 2008 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. (Reuters)

Three people, including the director, have been indicted on criminal charges stemming from a fatal crash in which a freight train plowed into the crew working on a movie about rocker Gregg Allman in southeast Georgia.

Prosecutors said Thursday that the indictment charges "Midnight Rider" director Randall Miller; his wife and business partner, Jody Savin; and the film's executive producer, Jay Sedrish, with involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass.

Authorities have said Miller and his crew were filming on a railroad bridge without a permit Feb. 20 when a train slammed into them. Sarah Jones, a 27-year-old camera assistant, was killed, and six others were injured. Miller has said previously he didn't know his crew was working on a live train trestle.

Three civil lawsuits also are pending.