Woman Killed While Riding Moped Was Engaged to be Married

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    News4's Mark Segraves learned that Nadia Seiler, 36, worked at the Folger Shakespeare Library and was weeks away from getting married. She passed away in a moped crash last Friday. (Published Monday, Aug. 18, 2014)

    A 36-year-old woman who was riding a moped last Friday when a truck struck and killed her was engaged to be married in just a few weeks. 

    When she was struck around 9 a.m. Friday in the 4900 block of Connecticut Avenue NW, witnesses attempted CPR to save Nadia Sophie Seiler's life, but she passed away shortly after the crash.

    A witness told News4 the truck was going the wrong way on 36th Street when it crossed Connecticut Avenue and collided with Seiler's moped.

    Seiler had worked in the Folger Shakespeare Library on Capitol Hill as a cataloger since 2007. 

    Woman Killed in Crash While Riding Moped

    [DC] Woman Killed in Crash While Riding Moped
    Police have not released details surrounding the accident, but say the woman was riding a moped in the 4900 block of Connecticut Avenue NW when there was a collision with a truck. The accident happened just before 9 a.m. (Published Friday, Aug. 15, 2014)

    "Nadia will be remembered as a brilliant student of Paleography who enjoyed the challenging puzzle of deciphering the handwriting used in Shakespeare's day. She will sorely be missed," Folger staff said in a statement sent to News4. "The Folger is deeply saddened by the death of Seiler, a respected and beloved member of the library's cataloging staff."

    Seiler was engaged to be married in August.

    No charges have been filed against the driver of the truck at this time. Police say their investigation is ongoing.