CSX train derails outside Baltimore, killing 2

 Tuesday, August 21, 2012

 USA Today

A CSX train hauling coal derailed and fell from a bridge in downtown Ellicott City outside Baltimore, killing two people and crushing vehicles in a parking lot, authorities said. Twenty-one of the train’s 80 cars flipped over around midnight Monday, Howard County officials said. Some of the train cars crushed parked vehicles in a nearby county-owned lot, County Executive Ken Ulman said. Cranes were brought in Tuesday morning to remove train cars from the vehicles so they can be searched for other potential victims. "Many of those train cars fell onto automobiles, literally fell onto automobiles with the coal," said Ulman. "So you have massive piles of coal and heavy train cars on top of automobiles."