By Tiffany Pelt - email
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – Family and friends are mourning the loss of Idalou agriculture teacher Danny Gunn who died Saturday afternoon when his truck was hit by a train in San Antonio.
WOAI TV in San Antonio reports that the accident was on a private road near Interstate 35 and Rittiman Road.
The WOAI website says, "The private road does not have crossing arms, and witnesses told police there was a trailer stopped in front of the road that blocked the man's view of the train."
Gunn, 49, was in San Antonio with students for the Stock Show and Rodeo.
Family friend Kirstie Hall knew Gunn through FFA and Ag events while she was a student at Lubbock Cooper High School. Hall says he was a very devoted teacher and loved his students.
"He was like a second dad to me. As soon as I heard it hit me really hard. I called my dad in tears, and I just couldn't believe he was gone and that I was never going to see him again. It's definitely hard," Hall said. "I just saw him a month ago at the County Stock Show, and he gave me a big hug."
Gunn leaves behind a wife, two sons and a daughter. His wife is a teacher at Monterey and his youngest son is a senior there. LISD says they will be sending counselors to the Gunn home, and will have counselors on hand for students and faculty.
Idalou ISD superintendent says administration and counselors will be meeting tomorrow afternoon to discuss what will be done when the students return to school on Monday.
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