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Woman Fatally Struck by 3 Train in Brooklyn, Officials Say

By  Aidan Gardiner and Wil Cruz | February 12, 2013 11:41am | Updated on February 12, 2013 1:54pm

CROWN HEIGHTS — A woman was struck and killed by a 3 train at the Utica Avenue Station on Tuesday morning, officials said.

The victim was hit by the Manhattan-bound train about 10:20 a.m. inside of the station, which is located at Utica Avenue and Eastern Parkway, according to the FDNY.

The victim, who police believe was in her 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say the woman may have fainted, but they are still investigating the incident.

Cops do not believe a crime was committed.

All southbound 3 and 4 trains were bypassing the Utica Avenue Station, according to the MTA's website. Southbound 3 trains have also been rerouted along the express track after Atlantic Avenue Station, the MTA said.

The authority advised commuters to expect delays.

The incident comes two months after two high-profile subway deaths.

On Dec. 3, police said Ki-Suck Han, 58, was shoved into the path of an oncoming Q train in Midtown after getting into a dispute with a homeless man in the 49th Street Station. Three weeks later in Queens, a woman allegedly shoved Sunando Sen, 46, into the path of an oncoming 7 train at the 40th Street station.