Lewisville Train Accident Kills Iraq Veteran

DCTA train hits two people walking on the trestle bridge over Lewisville Lake

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    Glenna Bozeman can’t stop thinking about what she witnessed Saturday night on her drive home.

    She was driving down 35E when she saw two people walking over the train tracks, on the bridge over Lake Lewisville.

    Lewisville Train Accident Kills Iraq Veteran

    [DFW] Lewisville Train Accident Kills Iraq Veteran
    Accident involving DCTA train leaves a Hickory Creek man dead and his wife hospitalized. (Published Sunday, Feb 26, 2012)

    “They couldn’t get off fast enough, the train hit them. I don’t know if they heard the horns or not,” she says shaken up.

    She says good Samaritans pulled over, tried to help. She also pulled over, touched one of the ambulances and prayed for the victims, and the paramedics.

    The Denton County Sheriff's Department said the victims were Sgt. Bryan Joseph Geuea, 32, and his wife Ashley McCraw Geuea, 22.  Both were from Hickory Creek. Sgt. Geuea died at Plano Medical Center shortly after arrival via Careflite. He worked as a U.S. Army Recruiter in Denton and served multiple tours of duty in Iraq.

    Ashley McCraw Geuea is in critical condition in Parkland Hospital.  Both were hit by the Denton County Transportation Authority's A-train.

    Bozeman spotted the train’s conductor, whom she recognized, having been on that very train herself. “He was out there walking back and forth and I knew he was upset and asked him if could pray for him,” she said.

    A neighbor who didn’t want to talk on camera says the couple had moved into their Hickory Creek home about six months ago. He described them as hard working, who seemed to have everything going for them. He says the two were fixing up their house, and had even purchased their first new car.

    NBC 5 has learned relatives of Sgt. Geuea are coming in from out of town, the army is helping with funeral arrangements.

    Dee Leggett, a spokesperson with the DCTA said none of the seven passengers or two employees aboard the A-train were injured.

    "Our thoughts and prayers are with the individuals and their families," Leggett said in a statement. "This unfortunate incident reinforces the importance of community education about rail safety."