Ellicott City Train Derailment Victims Tweeted From Tracks Before Death

Two young women, 19, died in an Ellicott City train derailment.

In the hour before officials said parts of a CSX train crashed and overturned early Tuesday in downtown Ellicott City, two young women who died in the incident were tweeting about sitting on the train tracks.

, both 19, of Ellicott City, died in the incident, which occurred at 12:02 a.m. Tuesday, train officials said.

“Levitating,” wrote a Twitter user named Rose Mayr at 10:51 p.m. under the name @r0se_petals, accompanied by a picture of two pairs of women’s feet dangling over the street in Ellicott City.

A Twitter user named Elizabeth Nass (@LizNassty) tweeted at 10:40 p.m. that she was “drinking on top of the Ellicott City sign,” which sits under the train tracks that cross Main Street, with @r0se_petals.

Safety officials have not yet confirmed the tweets came from the victims. 

The train derailment occurred at 12:02 a.m. Tuesday, according to officials.

Preliminary investigations show the women were believed to be "on a walkway alongside the train tracks" and were "crushed by falling coal," according to the Washington Post. 

Nass was a student at James Madison University and Mayr was a student at the University of Delaware, according to WTOP.com.

Condolence and observations of the “eerie tweets” of the girls were streaming through Twitter.


Sandy Castor August 23, 2012 at 05:15 PM
Two beautiful, bright young women taken too soon. Had their lives ahead of them. My heart and prayers go out totheir families, friends and all those touched by their sweet hearts. R.I.P. Liz and Rose.


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