MARTINDALE, Texas — A 20-year-old Texas State sorority member was found dead after what appears to be a freak accident involving a campus shuttle bus.
The Guadalupe County Sheriff’s office said Jordin Taylor’s body was found jammed under the rear axle of the bus at the Cool River Ranch, a music and tubing site, where the bus had broken down the night before while transporting students from a party.
“The investigation revealed there was a large fraternity party at the ranch on Friday night,” Guadalupe County Sheriff Arnold Zwicke told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “Around 11:15 p.m., one the shuttle buses lost its air braking system, with the supervisor telling the driver to leave the bus where it had stopped and put the people on another bus.”
It was only when the repair crew arrived the next day that officials realized what had happened. The sheriff said a preliminary investigation revealed that Taylor had been hit by the bus and dragged approximately 500 feet.
Texas State officials say Taylor, of Burleson, Texas, was a freshman majoring in respiratory care and a member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority.