On February 20, 2014, about 4:30 p.m. eastern standard time, a crew of at least 12 people was filming a movie scene on a railroad bridge near Jesup, Georgia, when northbound CSX Transportation (CSX) freight train Q12519 approached. As the train passed the film crew’s location on the bridge, it struck a prop—a metal-framed bed. Debris from the prop struck some crewmembers on the bridge walkway. One film crewmember was killed, and six others with injuries were transported to local hospitals. The accident occurred in the CSX Nahunta Subdivision at milepost A543.7 on the railroad bridge across the Altamaha River.
At the time of the accident, the train was operating on a single main track, with 2 locomotives and 37 freight cars. The train was traveling about 56 mph, in a region of track having a maximum authorized speed of 70 mph. The sky was clear, and the temperature was 80°F.