Law student killed on D.C. Metro

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July 5, 2010

6:02 PM

Rising third-year Marshall-Wyth School of Law student Joseph Doyle was struck and killed on the Washington, D.C. Metro at 3 a.m. Sunday morning according to Vice President for Student Affairs Virginia Ambler ’88 Ph.D ’06. Doyle was killed as he was attempting to switch from one train to another.

According to the Washington Post, a male was struck by an Orange Line train at 2:55 a.m. at the Minnesota Avenue Metro Station. The report stated that the male was trapped under the Orange Line and needed an “extremely technical rescue.” D.C Fire/EMS spokesman Pete Piringer said the male was transported to a trauma center with life-threatening injuries.

Doyle completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Virginia and graduated on the Dean’s list in 2004 with a degree in English Language and Literature. He was a member of the law school’s William and Mary Bill of Rights Journal and was spending the summer working at the Washington, D.C. law firm of King & Spalding. He was planning on studying in Spain this fall in an exchange program.

According to Ambler’s e-mail, Davison Douglas, Dean of the Law School said, “Joe was a superb law student with a very bright future. He had a particular interest in election law — he served as Vice President of the Law School’s Election Law Society, worked for the Virginia State Board of Elections after his first year of law school, and had been a field organizer for Brad Carson’s U.S. Senate campaign in Oklahoma in 2004.”

Doyle was a native of Oklahoma.

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