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Metro Accident Victim Identified as George Mason University Athlete

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File photo of a Metro train. (credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

File photo of a Metro train. (credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

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LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — The man who was struck and killed by a Metro train over the weekend was an athlete at George Mason University, officials said.

Patrick Sibley, 21, of Natick, Mass., was a rising senior at the Fairfax school, where he was a member of the men’s volleyball team.

Sibley was struck by an Orange Line Metro train traveling between the East Falls Church and Ballston stations shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday, according to WMATA. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

That portion of the track is above ground, in the median of Interstate 66. There is fencing there to prevent pedestrians from entering the area.

Metro officials said the accident is under investigation and would not release further details.

No other injuries were reported.

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