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Nina Dobrev & Vampire Diaries Cast Mourn Death Of Crew Member Killed In Tragic Train Accident!

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Remember the utterly tragic story about the crew member who was killed during a shoot for a film called Midnight Rider?

Well, it turns out the late Sarah Jones worked on Vampire Diaries, too. Sources say she was a beloved member of that closely knit crew!

Many of the show's cast members — including Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder, and Paul Wesley — were shocked and saddened by Sarah's untimely passing!

Nina & Paul took a pic on her behalf (above), while Ian tweeted this out:

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Tragic! Train Fatally Plows Through Midnight Rider Movie Set In Georgia!

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So sad!

Disaster struck on the set of the the Gregg Allman biopic Midnight Rider in Wayne County, Georgia, as a freight train unexpectedly arrived on the railroad bridge where the film's crew had been shooting a dream sequence.

Despite the train's warning whistle, which only gave the crew less than a minute to act, the locomotive resulted in seven injuries, and the tragic death of the film's 27-year old second camera assistant Sarah Elizabeth Jones.

The crew, which had been filming a mattress on the tracks while on the bridge, was sent scrambling. They had planned for the arrival of two earlier trains, but the last one left them in complete surprise.

Director Randall Miller tried removing the mattress and tripped before the still photographer pulled him off the tracks, thus saving his life.

Meanwhile, the train was unable stop, struck the bed, which sent debris flying. One of the pieces of debris hit Sarah, and she fell onto the tracks, was struck by the train, and killed.

The railroad track's operator, CSX, issued this statement in response:

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