UPDATE: Victim Fatally Struck by Train Identified
The victim has been identified as Reyhan Safoglu, of Burke. She was hiking yesterday with her 13-year-old cousin and 21-year-old brother. The investigation is ongoing and detectives are working closely with Reyhan’s family. Our School Liaison Commander is also working with the family and school officials to provide support, as needed.
Teenaged Girl Fatally Struck by a Train at Bull Run Bridge near Clifton
Sully Police District –Detectives are investigating the death of a 13-year-old girl who was fatally struck by a train today, June 28, around 3 p.m. Our investigation determined the victim was hiking in the area of Bull Run Bridge, near Clifton, with two family members, a 13-year-old boy and a 22-year-old man. The two teens were walking on the bridge when a train approached. The boy was able to get out of the way; unfortunately, the girl could not get off the tracks and was struck.
The fire department responded and pronounced her dead at the scene. Our detectives responded to investigate and are working closely with family, our public safety partners in Manassas Park and the railway and railroad companies. The victim was a student at Lake Braddock Secondary School.