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Director of Allman film pleads guilty in train crash death

By RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press

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.

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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