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'Midnight Rider' pair surrender to authorities

Story highlights

  • The couple surrendered over the weekend
  • They have been charged in connection with a crew member's death
  • Their attorney said he will enter a not guilty plea

"Midnight Rider" director Randall Miller and producer Jody Savin surrendered to the Wayne County Sheriff's office in Georgia over the weekend, Sheriff's officials said.

The two filmmakers were charged with involuntary manslaughter earlier this month after a train crash killed Sarah Jones, a member of their movie crew, in February. A third producer, Jay Sedrish, is expected to turn himself in sometime before Thursday.

Miller and his wife and business partner Savin were booked on Sunday afternoon. The couple each posted a $27,700 bond, according to Sheriff John Carter. The amount of their bond had been approved prior to their arrival and the two are back in Los Angeles their defense attorney, Don Samuel, told CNN.

The three filmmakers were indicted July 3 on charges of involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass in connection with the death of 27-year-old Jones, who was a camera assistant on the film.

Jones was on set of the Greg Allman biopic when she was struck and killed by a freight train near Savannah, Georgia, on February 20. Six other crew members were also injured in the accident, which occurred when Jones and others were filming on train tracks in Wayne County, Georgia. A CSX train, moving at about 58 mph, struck Jones.

Miller and Savin's attorney Samuel said he will be entering a not guilty plea on his clients' behalf this week. The two are listed as owners of Unclaimed Fright Productions Inc., the film's production company according to the indictment. Sedrish was the executive producer.

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