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Dead Train Operator Loved Her Job, Friend Says

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Jeanice McMillan so looked forward to work each morning that she would meticulously iron her Metro uniform the night before. When driving a bus route in Northern Virginia in recent years, she would tell friends how much she enjoyed interacting with passengers.
McMillan, 42, of Springfield, died yesterday at the helm of her Red Line Metro train, which hurtled into the back of another train that had stopped between the Takoma and Fort Totten stations during the evening rush. One neighbor who knew McMillan well said today that the train operator would have done "anything in her power" to prevent the accident.

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By Washington Post Editors  |  June 23, 2009; 11:18 AM ET
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