The two women killed when a train derailed in Ellicott City tweeted photos right before the crash.
Elizabeth Nass,19, posted on her Twitter, https://twitter.com/LizNassty, Monday night "Drinking on top of the Ellicott City sign with @r0se_petals." The Twitter timestamp is at 11:40 p.m. The derailment happened at approximately 12:02 a.m.
Rose Mayr, 19, also tweeted a photo. Her Twitter account, https://twitter.com/r0se_petals, is now protected.
Accompanying photos showed their view from the bridge and their bare feet, one with painted blue toenails, dangling over the edge.
Howard County Police say the teens' bodies were located seated on the edge of the bridge over Main Street.
"It appears to investigators that the girls were sitting on the ledge facing east toward Baltimore County with their backs to the side of the train as it passed a few feet behind them. For an unknown reason, the train derailed, causing open cars filled with coal to tip over. Both Nass and Mayr were buried under the coal as it dumped from the train cars. Their causes of death will not be known until after autopsies are performed."
Nass was a student at James Madison University in Virginia and Rose Louese Mayr, a nursing student at the University of Delaware.
The railroad is easily accessible from picturesque downtown Ellicott City and generations of young people have played and partied along the tracks. The railroad was completed in 1830 and crosses over Main Street in the city's historic district, following the route of the nation's first commercial railroad, according to the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum.
Nass and Mayr graduated from Mt. Hebron High School in Ellicott City and planned to finish college in 2014, according to their Facebook pages.
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