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Ashburn school principal dies in accident

Saturday - 11/24/2012, 9:22am  ET

Update, Saturday, 11/24/2012, 9:20am ET - A visitation will be held Tuesday, Nov. 27 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Adams-Green Funeral Home at 721 Elden St. in Herndon, Va.

ASHBURN, Va., Friday, 11/23/2012, 5:01pm ET - The principal of an elementary school in Ashburn has been struck and killed by a vehicle near her home.

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office says 60-year-old Kathleen Hwang of Sterling was trying to cross a street when she was hit by a sport-utility vehicle Wednesday afternoon. She died at the scene.

Authorities say she was not in a crosswalk and apparently didn't see the SUV rounding a curve before she stepped into the road. There are no charges are pending.

Hwang had been principal of Sanders Corner Elementary School since 2005. Crisis counselors will be on hand when the school reopens on Monday.

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