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Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 11/07/2011

D.C. woman dies after being hit by train at Bethesda Metro station

A 22-year-old D.C. woman died Sunday night after intentionally placing herself in front of a train at the Bethesda Metro station on the Red Line, a transit official said.

The incident happened around 8:10 p.m. The train was headed toward Glenmont. The young woman was pronounced dead on the scene, according to Dan Stessel, Metro’s chief spokesman.

There was minimal impact to service, Stessel said.

Metro said the woman was on the tracks intentionally. Officials declined to release her name.

The accident brings the number of riders hit by trains to 13 for this year, and nine of the people died, Metro said. The transit authority said seven of the people who died were believed to have been on the tracks intentionally, but there had been no finding in the other two deaths.

One of those incidents involved a Smithsonian archivist found on the tracks at Farragut North in January; the other involved a man who was struck in early October on the tracks near Rockville station.

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