Elizabeth Nass, Rose Mayr cause of death released
ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) - Funeral services for a James Madison University student and another teen killed in a train derailment in Maryland have been scheduled.
Funeral services for Elizabeth Conway Nass, a student at James Madison University in Virginia, were planned for Friday at the Church of the Resurrection in Ellicott City.
Funeral services for Rose Louese Mayr, nursing student at the University of Delaware, were planned for Saturday at Bethany United Methodist Church in Ellicott City.
Both women were 19 years old and graduates of Mt. Hebron High School in Ellicott City, Md., where the tragic derailment occurred.
Authorities investigating the derailment said the two were sitting on one side of a train bridge when a train derailed, burying the girls in coal the train was carrying.
Howard County Police say autopsies of two young women concluded they were crushed to death by coal from the train. The women were not hit by the train.
Spokeswoman Sherry Llewellyn said Thursday that autopsies by the state medical examiner's office found the women died of accidental "compressional asphyxia."
The victims were found buried under coal after the CSX freight train derailed around midnight Monday.
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