Allman Brothers - Midnight Rider Crew Members Launch Petition To Honour Late Co-worker At Oscars

The co-workers of a crew member who was killed in a train accident on the set of the upcoming Allman Brothers biopic have launched a petition to have her added to the Academy Awards' In Memoriam' segment this weekend (02Mar14).

Sarah Elizabeth Jones, a 27-year-old camera assistant, was struck and killed while on the site of a railroad trestle in Wayne County, Georgia last week (20Feb14). Seven others were also hurt in the accident, which took place days before filming on Midnight Rider was due to begin.

Following the tragedy, several of her friends set up a Facebook.com page to share pictures and memories about Jones and now they have launched a petition to have her saluted at the Oscars on Sunday (02Mar14).

A message on ThePetitionSite.com reads, "Sarah Elizabeth Jones was a West Columbia native who died last week while filming a movie in South Georgia. Only 27 years old, Sarah's promising life was cut short when she was struck by a train while working...

"Crew members are the unsung heroes of film and television production who work long hours... for the love of filmmaking. Sarah Elizabeth Jones was one of us. We ask for Sarah Elizabeth Jones' love and passion for filmmaking be acknowledged on the grandest stage of all, The Academy Awards."

The petition has garnered over 29,000 signatures to date and will be submitted to Academy bosses for consideration on Friday (28Feb14).

Meanwhile, production on the movie, which had been due to begin on Monday (24Feb14), has been halted.

A spokesperson for the production company Film Allman tells Deadline.com, "In light of the tragic loss, we have decided to put the production of Midnight Rider on hold."

Midnight Rider is based on Gregg Allman's New York Times bestselling biography My Cross To Bear.


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