CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The family of Sarah Jones are calling for a moment of silence on Friday, the first anniversary of her death.
In a video posted on the "We Are Sarah Jones" Facebook page, her parents, Richard and Elizabeth Jones, asked all feature film, television shows, commercial shoots, and other productions to pause before the first shot of the day, the "Jonesy." The video also requests those production crews post photos documenting their moment of silence on the "We Are Sarah Jones" Facebook page.
"On the anniversary of Sarah's death, Feb. 20, let us take a minute to reflect and remember that no shot, no movie or television show is more important than a person's life," Elizabeth says.
The 27-year-old Jones, a College of Charleston graduate and Columbia native, was killed on a train trestle over the Altamaha River, about 100 miles west of Savannah,Georgia. She was part of a crew filming a scene on location for the movie Midnight Rider on Feb. 20, 2014. It was a biopic of Gregg Allman, starring actor William Hurt.
A Summerville hair stylist was also a part of the crew that day. Joyce Gilliard said she was running for her life right along with Jones. She survived with a severe injury to her left arm. She says she will take a moment of silence in private at 4:29 p.m., around the time the tragedy happened a year ago. She says the memories of that day are still very difficult for her to deal with.
See the "We Are Sarah Jones" Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/wearesarahjones