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Woman Fatally Struck Outside King Street Metro [Updated]

Was walking home tonight from the King Street Metro about 6:00 p.m. when I noticed a lot of police cars, both Metro Transit Police as well as Alexandria Police on the scene in the Kiss & Ride lot. A nice policeman tried to play it off as saying it was an accident on a cold and very slow night for police. I thought it was just a fender bender in the lot until I saw the fire department show up and police putting up the crime scene (caution) tape.

The Post’s Breaking News Blog has more details on the incident:

A 25-year-old woman was struck by a van and fatally injured Friday night at the King Street Metrorail station in Alexandria, city police said.

The incident occurred about 6 p.m. near the center of a parking lot, police said. The woman was taken to a hospital where she died.

Police said she lived in Prince George’s County, but her name was not immediately available.

Police Incident at King Street Metro

UPDATE: ABC7 has more details in the video below:

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The Woman is my cousin Toni Taylor she was 25 years old leaving work to get home to her family she will be missed. Everyone please be careful driving and pedestrians on foot.


Please know that we are very sorry for your loss and that your family is in our prayers this holiday season.

All pedestrians should use the crosswalks around the King Street Metro and drivers need to be watchful as well.


[…] hub and to make the bus and pedestrian access easier. The updated design you see above came after a woman was fatally struck in the parking lot of the station in December 2010. While it is all well and good to expand the transit at the […]