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SAN MARCOS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Investigators say the body of a Texas State University student found under a shuttle bus, died as a result of a horrible accident.
The Guadalupe County Sheriff’s Office on Monday identified the victim as 20-year-old Jordin Taylor of Burleson. Her body was discovered Saturday beneath the bus at a music and tubing site near Martindale.
Sheriff Arnold Zwicke said Taylor died after somehow coming into contact with the side of the bus, getting caught underneath and dragged 500 feet.
“Nothing indicated that the bus had struck anyone. It was late and dark. The driver was loading people to take them back to the colleges. He didn’t see anything,” said Zwicke.
Zwicke said the bus developed mechanical problems Friday night. Crews that went back to fix the vehicle located Taylor’s body.
Taylor went to a frat party at Cool River Ranch the night she died.
Zwicke doesn’t expect charges, but the investigation into the death continues.
TSU spokesman Matt Flores said Taylor was a freshman majoring in respiratory care. She belonged to the Alpha Delta Pi sorority.
The sorority put out a statement on Twitter that said, “Thank you for the condolences during this hard time with the loss of our sweet sister Jordin. All of the love and support means so much.”
The Guadalupe County Sheriff’s Office is still trying to get in touch with anyone who spoke with Taylor the night she died to help with the investigation.
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