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UWF students gather to mourn a friend killed by a train
ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. -- Tonight, University of West Florida Students are mourning the loss of one of their friends.
Police say 22-year-old Anja Govedarica was hit and killed by a train when she was trying to rescue her dog.
Channel 3's Christina Leavenworth has reaction from UWF.
Anja was a member of Alpha Kai Omega, one of the sororitys on campus. The whole Greek community is coming together, putting up flowers and supporting each other during this tragedy.
Her sorority sisters are painting signs, brothers in the greek community bringing flowers, and bowing their heads in prayer.
"We are going to have a moment of silence for Anja regarding everything that happened in the past 24 hours."
Wayne Glass was one of her brothers in the Greek family.
"She was such a wonderful light hearted person, bubbly and bridge, exactly what alpha chi omega motto says real strong women, she was a real strong woman, always stood up for what she believed in..."
The news quickly spread on campus...
"It's been tough, I've been with a lot of my brothers from Sigma Alpha Mu, had conversations....."
Anja and her roommate were walking her pitbull near the train tracks right off of Chipley Avenue, police say the dog got loose and she was trying to get it off the tracks when she was hit, the dog made it off the tracks safely, but Anja didn't, we are told the roommate is now taking care of the dog, many students found out through social media.
"It's very shocking very depressing."
"It's really sad its awful."
A vigil will be held tomm night at 9pm outside of the Alpha Chi Omego dorm. Reporting at University of West Florida. Christina Leavenworth, Channel Three News.