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Movie crew hit by train wasn't supposed be on track, officials say

A movie crew was working on train tracks without permission from the railroad when a freight train crashed into the production team and its equipment, killing one and injuring seven others, a sheriff's investigator said Friday.The Savannah-based crew was shooting footage for "Midnight Rider," a film based on the life of singer Gregg Allman, when the crash happened Thursday afternoon. Wayne County sheriff's detectives were working Friday to piece together how and why it happened.The deadly collision took place at a railroad trestle that crosses the Altamaha River in the rural county about 60 miles southwest of Savannah. The tracks, owned by CSX Railroad, cross private land owned by forest-products company Rayonier, which has a nearby paper mill. Joe Gardner, the lead detective on the case, said the crew had Rayonier's permission to film on its property next to the train tracks."CSX has told me they were aware they were out there, but they did not have permission to be on the train track...

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