Zachary Winston, Albion student and rising basketball athlete, died on Saturday night after being hit by an oncoming train in Albion, according to WILX.

Winston is the brother of the Michigan State University basketball player, Cassius Winston, as well as the brother of Khy Winston, a freshman at Albion.

Scott Kipp, who is the Chief of Public Safety in Albion, confirmed that Winston died at 8:30 on Saturday night after intentionally stepping onto the tracks in front of an oncoming Amtrack.

According to WILX, Kipp determined that the act was intentional after speaking with the engineer of the Amtrack train and conducting follow up interviews.

No injuries were reported on the train, which was delayed three and half hours.

This tweet is from the MSU assistant basketball coach:

MSU running back Elijah Collins also tweeted about the tragedy:


More information on the story can be found here from WILX-TV 10 as this story develops. 

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