19-year-old Elizabeth Conway Nass and Rose Louese Mayr were hanging out together on a railroad bridge in Ellicott City, Maryland when the CSX train carrying loads of coal passed behind them and suddenly derailed, sending train cars and coal hurdling to the streets below. The bodies of the two girls wound up being found buried under mounds of coal.
Just moments before the train derailed, the girls posted a couple of updates on Twitter detailing their final night out. One tweet said, “Drinking on top of the Ellicott City sign,” followed by, “Looking down on old ec.”
And the last tweet that was posted is especially haunting, as it read “Levitating,” along with a picture of their bare feet hanging off the railroad bridge.
21-year-old Austin Tyler Zalik died after the crash in Berks County, Pennsylvania. Zalik had been sleeping in his pickup truck, which was parked at a gas station near Interstate78. At some point the truck drifted from its parking spot and went down an embankment and into the path of a tractor trailer. Police say Zalik may have bumped the gear in his sleep.
Luke Riddering, 19, was camping with his friends in Jessamine County, Kentucky when a large rock fell off a cliff and hit him in the head while he was sleeping. The college student was taken to University of Kentucky Hospital where he died. The storms that rolled in just days before may have actually loosen the rock that fell critically injuring the teen.
Olga Gaikovich, a 29-year-old of Syktyvkar, Russia, was killed when a lone brick came loose from an oncoming truck and crashed through the windshield of the vehicle, striking her in the head. The incident, occurring in the Rostov region, was captured on a dash-cam mounted in the vehicle.
4-year-old, Carson Dean Cheney from Lehi, Utah, was crushed to death by a 6-foot-tall tombstone when he tried to help his dad to make kids smile for a photo. The boy went behind a tombstone and was poking his head out from behind it when it fell on him.