Train Derailed Outside Baltimore, Killing 2 Students

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.

Pickup Truck Rolled off the Parking Lot into the Path of a Tractor-Trailer

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.

Camper Killed by Falling Rock

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.

Man Who Pretended to Be Blind Died in Ditch

Geoffrey Haywood, 65, was been pretending to be blind to get people to pity him when he went for a walk, fell into a flooded ditch and died near his home in Newport, South Wales after he apparently failed to see the hazard.

Motorcyclist Killed by a Pheasant

Motorcyclist Matthew Johnson died after being knocked off his bike by a flying pheasant near Hilderstone, England.

Boy Accidentally Hanged Himself

Josef Kazzan, 9, from Cleckheaton, England accidentally hanged himself after getting tangled in a rope attached to a tree in the family garden.

Girl Fell through Hole in Schoolbus, Died

School bus floor.
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S.Sruthi, 6, from Selaiyur, India, died when she was crushed under the rear wheels of her school bus after she slipped through a hole on the bus floor.

Horse’s Metal Shoes Sparked Fatal Blast

Erica Marshall, a 28-year-old veterinarian in Florida, died when the horse she was treating in a nearby high-oxygen chamber kicked the wall, releasing a spark from its horseshoes and triggering an explosion as a result.

Survivor of Toronto Mall Shooting Killed in Colorado Shooting

@JessicaRedfield via Twitter

24-year-old Jessica Ghawi (a sports blogger, also known as Jessica Redfield), who escaped a mass shooting in Toronto, had been fatally shot one month later during mass shooting at a midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises movie in Aurora, Colorado.

@ jessicaredfield via Twitter
Colorado ‘Dark Knight’ massacre victim Jessica Ghawi’s last words were with former Daily News hockey writer Jesse Spector.

Died after Getting Dragged by a Rope into the Wood Chipper

Martin Lara, 50, of Applegate, California, was decapitated after getting sucked head first into an industrial wood chipper.

Flying Brick

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.

Run Over by Own Car

An unnamed woman, 65, from Clawson, Michigan died after being run over by her own car in the parking lot. The vehicle was in drive mode when the incident occurred and police had to switch it to park.

Shot Dead Hugging Policeman

Adaisha Miller, 24, from Detroit has died after she hugged an off-duty police officer at her birthday party, causing his holstered handgun to accidentally fire.

Death by Tombstone

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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.

Impaled on Bike’s Handlebars

An unnamed circus worker, 39, died in bicycle accident when he slammed into an open car door on a Queens street, New York and was impaled on his bike’s handlebars.

Astronaut died in Jet Ski accident

Commander, Alan Poindexter
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Astronaut Alan Poindexter, 50, was killed after a Jet Ski collision with his older son who was aboard another water craft near Pensacola beach, Florida.

Family Buried Alive

Jennylyn Tabajonda, 24, her son Jessie, 3, and her daughter Cristelle, 2, were killed in a construction site in Quezon City after sand from a dump truck that toppled on its side buried their barracks.

Crushed to Death by Tombstone

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Peyton Townsend, 4, from North Carolina, was crushed to death by part of a tombstone while playing in a cemetery just minutes before the start of her bible study class.

Trapped in Cooler

Jay Luther, 47, the owner of a Nashville restaurant was killed by carbon dioxide fumes from the dry ice inside its walk-in cooler after he accidentally locked himself in and wasn’t rescued when he triggered a burglary alarm.

Touched Nerve Killed in Seconds

Michelle Creed, 34, from London, UK, died within 10 seconds of her boyfriend touching a nerve on her neck, which is linking the brain to the central nervous system.