Posted on November 5, 2012 at 8:44 AM
COLLEGE STATION, Texas—Police say a Texas A&M University student has been struck and killed by a freight train.
College Station police identified the victim as 19-year-old Garrett Cole Luce of College Station.
Investigators say Luce was struck shortly before 3 a.m. Sunday. The pedestrian was dead at the scene.
Union Pacific spokeswoman Raquel Espinoza says engineers saw something on the tracks and blew the train’s whistle. Espinoza says the crew didn’t know a person was on the tracks until the train got closer.
An autopsy has been ordered.