Jordin Taylor, a freshman student at Texas State University, died tragically on the night of Friday, November 2, 2016. She was hit by a bus while attending an off-campus fraternity party, but her body wasn’t discovered until the next day by staff at Cool River Ranch.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Jordin’s family, friends, and the entire Texas State community.
Taylor was attending an off-campus party hosted by Pi Kappa Alpha and other fraternities on Friday night at Cool River Ranch, a music and tubing venue in Martindale, Texas. According to an autopsy report, she was hit by a shuttle bus and dragged for 500 feet. It was not known at the time to the driver or any of the passengers that the bus had hit anyone or anything. Guadalupe County Sheriff Arnold Zwicke told the San Antonio Express-News that, “Nothing indicated 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.”
Her body wasn’t found until 14 hours later when mechanics began working on the bus. It was determined that the cause of the mechanical failures was the collision with her body. The driver’s supervisor told the driver to leave the bus where it was.
Who Was Jordin Taylor?
Jordin Taylor was a freshman student at Texas State University. Her friends describe her as a fun, bubbly girl who will be missed by everyone she met.