‘Midnight Rider’: New Footage Reveals Seconds Leading To Train Impact: Video


Sarah Jones portraitIn a chilling and emotional report from ABC News’ 20/20 on Friday night, new footage was shown from a camera mounted inside the CSX locomotive that struck a metal bed on the Doctortown train trestle in rural Georgia, causing 27-year-old Midnight Rider camerawoman Sarah Jones to be pulled towards the train and lose her life. A series of three clips from the show is posted below; they include commentary from Deadline’s Anita Busch and Jen Yamato.

ABC News - Sarah Jones Midnight Rider BedThe second clip has the new footage which reveals that the train needed a mile to stop and began sounding its whistle 26 seconds before impact. Stars William Hurt and Wyatt Russell can be seen attempting to get to safety along with other crew members at the near end of the trestle. Along with Jones’ parents Elizabeth and Richard, hairstylist Joyce Gillard is interviewed in the three segments. She suffered a compound fracture when…

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