BREAKING: Fatal Train Derailment in Ellicott City

Train carrying coal derailed on the Main Street bridge around 11:45 p.m. Monday.

At least two people were reportedly killed by a train derailment that sent about 12 cars filled with coal toppling off the tracks at around 11:45 p.m., according to sources.

The freight train, headed towards Catonsville, derailed near the on Mulligan Hill Lane.

Main Street is closed from Old Columbia Pike in Howard County to Oella Avenue in Baltimore County.

Rescue crews from Howard and Baltimore Counties are responding to the scene.

Fire department sources said that two people who were on the bridge at the time were killed.

Check back with Patch as this story develops.

Rhonda Ruark August 21, 2012 at 05:13 PM
I'm so sorry to hear about the deaths of the two young women involved in the train accident. My condolences are with those families.
CASEY August 21, 2012 at 08:17 PM
CASEY August 21, 2012 at 08:18 PM
They were drinking.... she said it on the twitter page.... I feel bad for their families.
Chillin August 21, 2012 at 08:30 PM
Coincidence? Maybe, but Cause and Effect events happen way more often than pure coincidence. Many questions to be answered.
Kevin August 21, 2012 at 10:38 PM
These girls are not the first ones to ever do it. Let us not be naive. Kids go up there and drink all the time and come down just fine. I did it when I was in high school, my sisters who have their own families did as well. They are college kids. Underage drinking happens. This detail should not be the focus of the tragic accident. Help us mourn with the families, not criticize their actions.


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