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Metro Records First Suicide of the Year

The new year is just a week old, but already a person has been killed by a Metro train, according to the transit agency.

A woman at the Ballston Metro Station deliberately put herself in front of an Orange Line train at around 11:29 a.m., Metro announced. She was fatally injured, according to Metro spokesman Dan Stessel. Trains won't run between Virginia Square and East Falls Church until the medical examiner can complete an investigation, Stessel says.

The woman's death comes just months after Metro launched an anti-suicide campaign. Last year, 11 people were hit after deliberately putting themselves in front of trains, with five of them dying.

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  1. #1

    Metro's website says Virginia Square not Clarendon.

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  3. #3

    It would be interesting to hear how these suicides have impacted the drivers of these trains over the years.

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