The principal of Sanders Corner Elementary School in Ashburn was killed in a traffic accident Wednesday afternoon, the Loudoun County school district announced in a statement.

Kathleen Hwang, who had led the school since 2005, died near her home, according to the school district. The statement did not give additional details about the circumstances of Hwang’s death.

Crisis counselors will be available when the school reopens on Monday, the district said.

“This is a sad time in the life of this vibrant school, and we are grateful for the years of outstanding leadership given to Sanders Corner by Mrs. Hwang,” the statement read.