Hundreds pay tribute to local woman killed on film set

ATLANTA — Hundreds of people are paying tribute to an Atlanta woman killed while filming a movie near Savannah.

Sarah Jones’ friends and members of the film industry came out to pay tribute to her memory. They also want to highlight the concerns over safety, especially for members of the crew filming moves in dangerous situations.

Hundreds of people: directors, crew members and actors flooded into a room at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens to remember and honor the 27-year-old, who lived here.

Jones was killed when a train hit her while she was filming on the set of a movie called "Midnight Rider" near Savannah.

“Think of whatever she must have gone through in those few moments and think about how we can further improve our safety on the set,” said friend Dwight Campbell.

The memorial service was put on by members of Local 600, her union. By handing out buttons and tying black arm bands, they are trying to help promote safety on the set.

“This is what we do. It is not a glamorous job,” said friend A.C. Smallwood.

On Facebook, the page in her honor has thousands of likes and movie sets across the world have put up slates in her honor.

“This is getting the attention on a positive level to show that there are changes that need to be made in the safety of the film industry,” Smallwood said.

At the Oscars on Sunday night, several winners had pins on in her honor. It was a reminder to many about the importance of safety on the set.

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