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Director Of Gregg Allman Film Pleads Guilty In Train Crash Death

FILE- In this May 12, 2014 file photo, film director Randall Miller, left, takes the witness stand during a hearing before Chatham County Superior Court, Judge John Morse in Savannah, Ga. Jury selection was scheduled to begin Monday, March 9, 2015,  in the trial of Miller, his wife and business partner Jody Savin and executive producer Jay Sedrish. They have all pleaded not guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespassing. Miller’s crew was filming a scene on a railroad bridge Feb. 20, 2014, when a freight train plowed into them at 55 mph. Sarah Jones, a 27-year-old camera assistant, was killed and six others were injured.  (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
FILE- In this May 12, 2014 file photo, film director Randall Miller, left, takes the witness stand during a hearing before Chatham County Superior Court, Judge John Morse in Savannah, Ga. Jury selection was scheduled to begin Monday, March 9, 2015, in the trial of Miller, his wife and business partner Jody Savin and executive producer Jay Sedrish. They have all pleaded not guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespassing. Miller’s crew was filming a scene on a railroad bridge Feb. 20, 2014, when a freight train plowed into them at 55 mph. Sarah Jones, a 27-year-old camera assistant, was killed and six others were injured. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
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The director of a movie about musician Gregg Allman has pleaded guilty in a train crash that killed a camera assistant and injured six film workers.

Director Randall Miller pleaded guilty Monday to involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespassing as part of a plea deal.

Under the deal, he will spend two years in the county jail and another eight on probation, and pay a $20,000 fine.

Also, prosecutors agreed to drop charges against his wife and business partner, Jody Savin.

It wasn’t clear what would happen to charges against a third defendant, executive producer Jay Sedrish. He previously pleaded not guilty, as Miller and Savin had. He faces up to 11 years in prison if convicted.

In the crash a year ago, a freight train traveling 55 mph plowed into the director’s crew on a Georgia railroad bridge.

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