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Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 01/ 5/2010

Woman dies after being struck by Metro train

By Washington Post editors

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; 10:24 AM ET
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