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COLLEGE STATION (November 5, 2012)--Texas A&M University student Garrett Cole Luce, 19, has been struck and killed by a freight train.
Investigators say Luce, of College Station, was struck shortly before 3 a.m. Sunday.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Union Pacific spokeswoman Raquel Espinoza said the train’s engineers saw something on the tracks and blew the whistle.
Espinoza said the crew didn't realize a person was on the tracks until the train got closer.
An autopsy was ordered.
KBTX-TV in Bryan reported that Luce was at the Northgate District with friends prior to the accident.
The station reported it’s not yet known whether alcohol was involved in the fatality.
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