Legal filings in Chatham County State Court mark the first time
In its response Tuesday to the Jones family's lawsuit, attorneys for CSX denied the company was negligent or otherwise responsible for the crash that killed her. The film workers, including actor
The railroad company also sued the film's producers in the same court for trespassing.
The lawsuit said filmmakers decided to trespass onto the railroad's property "despite knowing that CSXT had twice, in writing, denied them permission."
An attorney for Miller and
In a prepared statement
Sheriff's investigators have previously said the film producers were denied access to the railroad tracks by CSX, but had permission to be on surrounding property owned by
The Jones family's lawsuit says CSX should have taken precautions because it knew the film crew planned to shoot in the area and operators of two passing trains saw the workers before the crash. CSX said its operators saw "unidentified persons" in the area "but not on or immediately near" the tracks.
CSX also said 27-year-old Jones was partly to blame for her own death because she "failed to exercise ordinary and responsible care for her own safety." A spokeswoman for the family did not immediately return an email seeking comment.
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