Families of 2 killed in Ellicott City train derailment consider lawsuit

Elizabeth Nass, left, and Rose Mayr.

BALTIMORE (AP) - The parents of two 19-year-old women killed during a freight train derailment in Maryland are considering filing a lawsuit against the railroad.

The accident nearly two years ago involved a CSX train carrying a shipment of coal that derailed in Ellicott City. Rose Mayr and Elizabeth Nass were sitting on a railroad bridge at the time. They died after they were buried in coal.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the cause of the accident. On Monday, the NTSB released more than 1,000 pages of investigative documents that revealed a broken track near the point of the derailment.

A lawyer for the Nass and Mayr families said Tuesday they are considering a lawsuit against CSX unless the company admits fault for the derailment.