Family and friends remember teen killed in train derailment

WASHINGTON – Family and friends are gathering Saturday to remember Rose Mayr at Bethany United Methodist Church in Ellicott City, Md.

Mayr, 19, was killed this week when a CSX train derailed, burying her and Elizabeth Nass in coal.

Nass and Mayr, both graduates of Mount Hebron High School, were sitting on a railroad bridge, apparently enjoying one of their last summer nights before heading back to college.

Mayr was a nursing student at the University of Delaware, while Nass was an undergraduate student at James Madison University.

Many are attending a memorial service for the second time in two days. Nass’s memorial mass Friday drew hundreds of emotional friends and family.

WTOP’s Max Smith contributed to this report. Follow Max and WTOP on Twitter.

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