Ian Somerhalder expressed his condolences on Twitter over the weekend for Sarah Jones, the “Vampire Diaries” crew member who was killed while working on the set of the Gregg Allman biopic “Midnight Rider” in Georgia last week.
Somerhalder said Jones was like a sister to him on the “TVD” set. He tweeted his condolence on Saturday.
My heart is heavy-theTVD fam&I lost a very dear sister of ours.An amazing woman,leaving us too soon.Hug your loved ones,hug them so tightly
â€” ian somerhalder (@iansomerhalder) February 22, 2014
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Jones, 27, of Atlanta, was killed while filming a scene on train tracks when a CSX train unexpectedly barreled through, striking and killing her. Two other crew members of “Midnight Rider” were injured in the incident on Thursday in Jesup, Ga.
In a statement to NBC-affiliate WSAV, CSX said the Savannah-bound train was coming from Memphis. The rail company also said it was cooperating with an investigation into the accident.
"CSX is deeply saddened by a tragedy that occurred late today on a CSX rail bridge in Doctortown, Ga., and is cooperating fully with authorities as they investigate,” the statement read. “CSX personnel are working with first responders to meet the needs of those injured. The train was en route from Memphis to Savannah when the incident occurred."
The #TVDFamily lost a loved one today. RIP beautiful Sarah Jones.
â€” julieplec (@julieplec) February 21, 2014
Truly saddened to hear about the passing of a friend… R.I.P. Sarah Jones
â€” Steven McQueen (@McQueeninchains) February 21, 2014