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Manassas woman struck, killed by VRE train

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BURKE, Va. -

Police say a Manassas woman has died after being struck by a commuter train.

The woman, 22-year-old Danyelle Lynn Anderson, was pronounced dead at the scene Wednesday morning after being struck by a Virginia Railway Express train near the Burke station.

Fairfax County Police say the train was traveling south from Washington to Manassas shortly before 7 a.m. when the accident occurred. Conditions were dark and foggy, and police say an engineer hit the emergency brake as soon as he saw the woman after rounding a slight curve. The train slowed down but still hit the woman as she walked across the southbound track.

Police say the death was accidental.

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