Bryan Callahan of Lake Dallas was the driver of the pickup that collided with a Denton County Transportation Authority train Monday evening.
Callahan, 61, died at 6:49 p.m. on the railroad tracks, according to records from the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office. The crash happened at the Hickory Hills Boulevard crossing in Hickory Creek.
The northbound A-train was carrying 12 people at the time of the crash, and no one onboard the train was injured, said DCTA spokeswoman Adrienne Hamilton.
Hamilton said the train was traveling at 60 mph and preparing to slow to 45 mph, and that crossing arms were down when Callahan’s truck struck the train.
Callahan had worked for 26 years for Granite Construction Co., said Jacque Fourchy, vice president of corporate communications with the company.
She confirmed that Callahan was driving a company truck at the time of the crash, and that he was a superintendent who most recently worked out of the company’s Lewisville office.
He was barely a mile away from his home at the time of his death.
“We are devastated by the loss of our co-worker and friend, Bryan Callahan,” Granite Construction stated in its official response. “Bryan was a 26-year veteran with the company and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.”
After the crash on Monday, DCTA provided buses for passengers between MedPark and Highland Village/Lewisville Lake stations, according to a DCTA news release.
Hamilton said the additional bus service was available from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Monday, and that Tuesday morning’s first train was canceled, but every other train departed as scheduled.