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Woman struck by Metro train dies

A 50-year-old Kensington woman has died from her injuries after being struck by a Metro train late last night, according to Metro officials.

The woman apparently placed herself on the tracks at the Woodley Park Zoo station, where she was struck by a six-car train traveling toward Shady Grove at about 11:36 pm, the officials said.

Metro police are continuing to investigate the incident, but "preliminary information shows that the woman intentionally placed herself in the path of the train," according to a Metro press release.

The woman was the first person to be hit by an oncoming train this year.

-- Ann Scott Tyson

By Washington Post editors  |  January 5, 2010; 10:33 AM ET
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Already? Geez.

Posted by: EricS2 | January 5, 2010 10:47 AM | Report abuse

Placed herself on the tracks. Cute.

Posted by: member5 | January 5, 2010 4:02 PM | Report abuse

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