Brother of MSU basketball player Cassius Winston killed by train, sources say

Courtesy of Albion College Athletics Zach Winston

Courtesy of Albion College Athletics Zach Winston

The news, first reported by the Detroit Free Press and confirmed to MLive by Albion police, has sent waves across MI and the college basketball landscape. He was pronounced dead at the scene after being struck at roughly 8:30 p.m.

Amtrak media relations spokeswoman Kimberly D. Woods told the Free Press via email the Amtrak 355 Wolverine Train bound for Chicago "came into contact with a person on the track" and was temporarily suspended.

An Amtrak train struck and killed a teenager who was a member of the Albion College men's basketball team on Saturday evening. "Kind, intelligent, outgoing, funny, talented and had a heart or gold". The youngest of the three brothers, Khy, is a freshman at Albion.

Michigan State faced off against the Britons on October 29th in an exhibition game that was truly a family affair as Cassius Winston was able to face off against his two younger brothers, Zachary Winston and Khy Winston.

Albion College president Mauri A. Ditzler released a statement Sunday, but did not mention Winston's name. Zachary Winston sat out the 85-50 MSU win with a hamstring injury.

"As a campus, we have provided opportunities for students, faculty and staff to receive counseling and support in the challenging days ahead", the statement continued. He was deeply loved and will be deeply missed. "The student's family has been notified, but we are not releasing the name of the student at this time".

Cassius Winston, an All-American and 2018-19 Big Ten Player of the Year, scored 21 points with four assists in 38 minutes during a season-opening loss against No. 2 Kentucky.

"I just can't picture it. Obviously, he was dealing with some things he didn't put outward". "Updates to come." almost an hour later they updated the incident, saying another train were running late "due to earlier trespasser strike involving another train in its path east of Battle Creek". No other injuries were reported.

Albion police were assisted by the Calhoun County Sheriff Department and the Department of Natural Resources.

Michigan State is scheduled to play against Binghamton at home on Sunday at 7 p.m.

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