Woman fatally struck by truck near Marine Barracks is from Alexandria, D.C. police say

November 8, 2013

A woman who was struck by a vehicle and killed near the Marine Barracks on Capitol Hill on Thursday has been identified as an Alexandria resident and longtime cafeteria worker at the military complex in Southeast Washington.

Julie Phillips, 44, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which occurred about 10 a.m. in the 800 block of I Street SE. The Marine complex, headquarters for the commandant, the color guard and the drill corps, is known as “8th & I.”

Phillips worked for many years in one of the base cafeterias, according to Sodexo, a company that places workers in various jobs, including food services.

A spokeswoman for the North American headquarters in Gaithersburg said Phillips had been hired by a subcontractor, ServiceSource, a nonprofit that places disabled workers in jobs in eight states and in the District. Phillips had worked at the Marine Barracks more than 10 years.

On Thursday, D.C. police said Phillips had been walking east along I Street and turned north in an attempt to cross the street. The authorities said she was struck by a 2014 Freightliner box truck heading west on I Street.

A relative of Phillips reached at her home in Alexandria declined to comment. A spokesman for the Marine Barracks did not return calls.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation, and police are urging anyone with information to call 202-727-9099 or text the department’s tip line at 50411.

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