Man struck and killed by Orange Line train

August 19, 2013

The Washington Post’s Trishula Patel reports that an Orange Line Metro train struck and killed a 21-year-old Massachusetts man who was walking on the tracks outside the East Falls Church stop early Sunday.

Caroline Lukas, a Metro spokeswoman, said the man was hit by a train on its way to the Ballston station shortly before 2 a.m.

Eight passengers on the train — one of the last of the night — were transferred to another train. Metro experienced delays in both directions as trains between East Falls Church and Ballston were single-tracked while officials investigated. Normal service returned when the system opened Sunday morning, Lukas said.

Metro officials are trying to determine why the man was on the tracks.



Lori Aratani writes about how people live, work and play in the D.C. region for The Post’s Transportation and Development team.
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