A Texas State University student was killed in an apparent accident after authorities believe she was drug 500 feet by a parked shuttle bus that had earlier suffered an air-brake failure, according to a Guadalupe County Sheriff’s Office press release.
Jordin Taylor, 20, of Burleson, was identified as the vicim in the accident which occurred at the Cool River Ranch in Martindale. The investigation revealed the victim was attending a fraternity party at the ranch on Oct. 28.
According to the release, the GCSO responded to the Cool River Ranch Oct. 29 after a body was found underneath a shuttle bus near the rear axle.
At around 11:15 p.m., one of the buses lost its air braking system, according to the release.
Due to the issue, the bus driver’s supervisor advised them to leave the bus where it stopped, and the bus driver was transferred to another bus.
According to the release, the investigation revealed the victim, later identified as Taylor, “somehow came into contact with the bus” and was drug more than 500 feet. The victim was discovered under the bus Oct. 29 when a mechanic arrived at the ranch to fix the air braking system.
An autopsy showed the cause of death to be consistent with being struck and dragged by the bus, according to the release. The GCSO continues to investigate the incident.
Anyone who may have attended the event with the victim is asked to share any information they have with the GCSO by calling 830.379.1224.