Director of Allman film pleads guilty in train crash death

JESUP, Ga. (AP) — 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.

A third defendant, executive producer Jay Sedrish, also pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespassing on Monday and avoided jail time. He will be allowed to serve 10 years of probation from his home in California.

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