Over the past month, the name Sarah Jones has been spread far and wide.
Jones, a 27-year-old, was tragically killed last month in an accident, when a train crossed a bridge where she was filming a scene for a Gregg Allman biopic called “Midnight Rider.”
Now, in a letter obtained by the “L.A. Times,” William Hurt, who plays Allman in the film, opened up to a friend about the accident.
Hurt explains that they were told no other trains were scheduled that night, but if one came, they would have just one minute to get off the bridge.
“I said, ‘Sixty seconds is not enough time to get us off this bridge.’ There was a communal pause. No one backed me up. Then, we….. just went ahead,” he reportedly wrote (via “L.A. Times”). “I took off my shoes, got on the heavy, metal hospital bed and began preparing… We didn’t have sixty seconds. We had less than thirty.”
Earlier this month, Jones’s name was included in this year’s Oscars “In Memoriam” segment.
The young woman’s death from the impact of the train and metal shards from the bed has raised a great deal of questions about the safety of movie crews and the need for stricter regulations.