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Southwest Airlines employee killed following accident at Dulles airport

A Southwest Airlines employee at Washington Dulles International Airport died on Friday after being injured in a collision with a luggage cart and a vehicle used to transport passengers.

The incident, according to airline spokesperson Brandy King, occurred on Thursday at approximately 7 a.m. ET.

The employee, who has not been named, was rushed to an area hospital and received medical attention. The airline learned early Friday that the employee died.

"We continue to work with the local authorities and the airport to investigate the accident," King said in a statement to msnbc.com. "The Southwest Airlines Family is greatly saddened by the passing of our Southwest Family Member, and we extend our heartfelt sympathies and support to his entire family at this time."

The airline said it is not planning on releasing additional information at this time.

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