CSX train derails in Maryland, killing 2

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Cargo train (Stock Photo)

Cargo train (Stock Photo)

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. — Authorities outside Baltimore say a CSX train hauling coal has derailed in downtown Ellicott City and two people have been killed.

Howard County Executive Ken Ulman says 23 of the train’s 80 cars on the train flipped over and fell from a bridge just before midnight Monday. Ulman says the train crushed cars on a nearby county-owned parking lot.

The two people who were killed were on the tracks at the time of the incident, and were not railroad employees. The identities of the victims have not been released.

It’s unclear what caused the crash.

Ulman says crews were working to clean up the coal that spilled from the train.

Source: The Associated Press