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Born in West Columbia, South Carolina, USA
Died in Savannah, Georgia, USA  (railway accident)
Birth NameSarah Elizabeth Jones

Mini Bio (1)

Sarah Elizabeth Jones was a child of Richard and Elizabeth Jones. She was the sister of Rebecca Jones and Eric Jones. Sarah began her film career while interning on the set of Army Wives (2007), a popular television show. Sarah continued to climb the ranks of the film industry, quickly finding a passion in the art of Cinematography. She was a loyal and respected member of the International Cinematographers Guild (IATSE Local 600)

Sarah was working on a biopic about Southern rock musician Gregg Allmanentitled "Midnight Rider" when she was struck and killed by a freight train. The cast and crew were filming a dream sequence on an old railroad trestle bridge near Doctortown, Georgia, on an active line, when a freight train unexpectedly showed up giving them only seconds to scramble to safety. Crew members were forced to abandon the bed they were trying to move, leaving it partially on the tracks where it was struck by the train, shattering it into shrapnel-like pieces. One of those pieces struck Sarah, knocking her into the train, killing her instantly. Six others were also injured by the debris from the bed and had to be hospitalized. Sarah was age 27 when she died.

Sarah's tragic loss has led to a new push for safety on the set in a movement called Safety for Sarah. To honor her memory, family and friends also started a Facebook page entitled Slates for Sarah. In September 2014 the family announced the creation of an umbrella organization, The Sarah Jones Film Foundation, the purpose of which is to award film scholarships, promote set safety, and oversee the operations of Safety for Sarah and Slates for Sarah.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: anonymous

Trade Mark (1)

Her southern hospitality.

Trivia (6)

Sarah died instantly from her injuries after she was hit by a train. At the time of her accident, Sarah had been living in Atlanta, GA.
Sarah was a cheerleader at Brookland-Cayce High School. She grew up in West Columbia, SC.
Sarah Elizabeth Jones was a 2005 graduate of Brookland-Cayce High School. Sarah received a major in Media Communications and a minor in Film Studies from College of Charleston in 2009.
An online petition to have her included in the 2014 Academy Awards "In Memoriam" segment received over 62,000 signatures, included cinematographer Haskell Wexler. While she was not included in the actual video montage, a bar with her name and picture was broadcast before the commercial break.
Died while she was shooting, on location, for Midnight Rider (????). The film crew placed a mattress on a set of railroad tracks in Doctortown, Georgia when suddenly a train approached. Several other crew members were injured and production of the movie was suspended.
Before she relocated to Atlanta, GA, Sarah lived in Charleston, SC. Sarah eventually moved to Atlanta for more film opportunities.

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