Some 700 mourners filled the pews Friday of the Church of the Resurrection for a funeral Mass for 19-year-old Elizabeth Nass, who died after being "at the wrong place at the wrong time," Monsignor John A. Dietzenbach said.
The National Transportation Safety Board continued to investigate the train derailment that killed two young women in Ellicott City Tuesday but had reached no conclusions about its cause, the chief investigator said Wednesday.
It could take months or even years before the independent federal agency reaches a conclusion about the cause of the CSX train derailment in Ellicott City that ended with Rose Mayr and Elizabeth Nass, both 19, buried in coal on a railroad bridge in the historic downtown.
Emergency responders and railroad officials faced a massive, days-long clean up of coal, overturned train cars and crushed vehicles in the historic center of Ellicott City late Tuesday night, following an early morning train derailment that crushed two 19-year-old women to death.
The derailment that killed two young women in Ellicott City yesterday adds once more incident to a long history of CSX trains leaving the tracks in Maryland – from little-remembered events in the company's own train yards to the spectacular fire in the Howard Street Tunnel in 2001.
A previously scheduled meeting to discuss the revitalization of historic Ellicott City went on as scheduled Tuesday night, less than 24 hours after two Ellicott City teenagers were killed when a train derailed over the Main Street bridge.
A pilot was killed early Thursday in Worcester County after his plane crashed on a golf course, according to Maryland State Police. Witnesses said the plane appeared to be having engine trouble before it hit a tree and crashed, police said.
A one-year investigation by a team of federal safety inspectors has closed 26 bus operations as "imminent hazards," including one that operated illegally in Maryland and another that ran 16 daily trips between Baltimore and New York City.
The York County coroner's office identified the pilot killed in Sunday afternoon's crash as 56-year-old Douglas Helms of Westminster. Helms left an airport in Frederick around 11 a.m. and crashed less than two hours later, Deputy Coroner Onalee Gilbert said.