Woman Killed Trying to Catch Commuter Bus Home in Downtown D.C.

A 58-year-old Maryland woman has died after she was struck by a bus in downtown D.C. Tuesday evening.

Crews responded to the intersection of 18th and K streets NW around 6 p.m.

D.C. police say Beverly Williams of La Plata was running to catch an MTA commuter bus home when she tripped and fell beneath the bus.

Williams was transported to a local hospital, where she later died from her injuries. The driver of the tour bus remained on scene. 

"She was a fixture. Everybody loved her," Williams' co-worker and friend Joe Dowley said. "This isn't just another entry in a log book. This is a person from a wonderful family who touched a lot of lives."

Williams, a legal secretary, had used the commuter bus every day for 20 years. Williams was married, with a daughter and two step daughters. 

If you have any information on the crash, you're asked to call police at 202-727-9099.

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