CLIFTON, Va. (AP) — In a story June 29 about a girl being hit and killed by a commuter train in Virginia, The Associated Press reported erroneously that two relatives were walking on a bridge with the girl. Police said the girl was hiking with two relatives, but only one of the relatives was on the bridge with her when the train approached.
A corrected version of the story is below:
A 13-year-old girl walking on a bridge was struck and killed by a commuter train in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C.
The Fairfax County police department said on Twitter that Reyhan Safoglu of Burke, Virginia, was hiking with two relatives Wednesday afternoon. Police say the girl and a 13-year-old boy were walking on a bridge when the train approached. Police say the boy was able to jump out of the way, but the girl was struck.
Investigators say the Virginia Railway Express train hit the girl.
There were no reports of injuries among passengers or the train’s crew.
Late Tuesday, two CSX conductors who got out of their freight train to check on an alert that there was a problem with its wheels were struck and killed by a passenger train near Washington’s Union Station.
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