Director and Partners Head to Court In 'Midnight Rider' Trial

Randall Miller, his wife Jody Savin, and executive producer Jay Sedrish all face involuntary manslaughter charges.
1:50 | 03/08/15

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Still in the hospital, still fighting. Clayton ABC news, Denver. Tomorrow, a tragedy behind the scenes, and a director goes on trial. He and two others charged with involuntary manslaughter. Gloria Rivera has the story. Reporter: A jury will decide if Sarah Jones' death on the of "Midnight rider" was a horrible accident or a crime. This video, capturing the final moments as the train charged toward the crew, filming on the tracks without permission. I heard and saw the train, and you just immediately started running. Reporter: Director Randall miller and his wife and producer are charged. If convicted, they face up to 11 years in prison. The investigation revealing that csx transportation twice denied permission to shoot. Miller testified in a civil suit last year that securing permission was not his responsibility. That's not my job, honestly. You didn't ask how many trains were coming down? Did you? Again, that's not my job. Reporter: He has been accused in the past of reckless behavior on-set. In a joint statement with his wife, saying we would never knowingly or intentionally put anybody's safety at risk. If it can be proven that it rises to the level of a criminal act, people may be going to prison. Reporter: In the wake of Sarah's death, many calling for greater safety on movie sets. Her friends and family just want justice. The people that made poor choices that day need to be held accountable. Gloria Riviera, ABC news, Washington.

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