Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Two Dead In Maryland CSX Train Derailment

BALTIMORE, Maryland --  At approximately 12:02 a.m. EDT, a freight train derailed on an overpass at Main Street in Ellicott City which lies just outside of Baltimore.  Two young women killed during the derailment.

According to CSX, there were two locomotives and 80 loaded coal cars traveling from Grafton, West Virginia, to Baltimore, Maryland.  

The National Transportation Safety Board has dispatched a team to investigate the accident.

CSX said in a statement that it "wishes to offer its sincere condolences to their families.  The company is supporting the investigation of the site under the direction of the National Transportation Safety Board."  

No other injuries are known at this time.