- The Washington Times - Tuesday, June 25, 2013

A 14-year-old West Texas boy died Saturday after he ran into a bull statue on the Texas Tech University campus and impaled himself on one of its horns during a game of hide-and-seek.

“He just happened to trip over one [of] the lights. I guess he lost his balance, and he went straight down on one of the horns,” Judith Leseburg, Miguel Martinez’s mother, told NBCDFW.com.

A friend of the teen’s told the station that he laid beside Miguel and covered him with his jacket.

“I put my jacket over him and just held him tight and told him I loved him,” the friend said.

Police said the teen was running on the National Ranching Heritage Museum on the Texas Tech campus when the horn pierced his chest, NBCDFW.com reported.

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