A Texas Tech student, Aubrey Mendez, 21, was struck by a train Saturday night while chasing her dog down some train tracks.
Mendez was home in Tye on Christmas break. She was preparing to drive back to Lubbock Sunday.
Her dog got loose Saturday night around 6:30 p.m. and was running down the train tracks.
Tye Police Chief Randy Holden says Mendez was trying to catch the dog when they were struck by the train, killing them both.
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