Film director Randall Miller pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the case of a train crash that killed a camera assistant during the filming of a Gregg Allman movie. Miller will spend two years in jail and pay $20,000. The crash took place a year ago during the filming of Midnight Rider. Six other people on the film crew were injured. Miller also pleaded guilty to criminal trespassing.
The case drew increased national attention after 20/20 ran a story on the incident, interviewing Joyce Gilliard, a hairstylist who was also hit by the train. Charges originally brought against Greg Allman himself were dropped in October. After Miller’s two-year jail term, he’ll be prevented from directing films during an 8-year probation.