Train derailment kills 2 in Ellicott City, Maryland

ELLICOTT CITY, MD - Crews are on the scene of a train derailment in Old Ellicott City near Frederick Road that killed 2 people.

Family members on the scene say that one of the victims was a student at James Madison University.

The crash happened at 12:02 AM on the historic bridge in downtown Ellicott City.

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According to Howard County executive Ken Ulman, the CSX coal train was 80 cars long and 21 of them derailed near the bridge.

There were two locomotives pulling the train that was traveling from Grafton West Virginia towards Baltimore.

Coal was spilled over much of the downtown area, and there are still several overturned train cars in a public parking lot that need to be removed by heavy equipment. Damage to the cars in the parking lot still needs to be assessed.

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