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.
- “Kinda eery this was her last tweet.” - @Ox_meredith_xO
- “Tomorrow is never promised.”- @jennyjenn_xo
- Last Tweet from Rose Mayr RT @r0se_petals: Levitating @LizNasstyhttp://pic.twitter.com/h4Hpu1u6@Mia124