Albion College student athlete struck and killed by train

Carrie Guzman
November 11, 2019

The Albion Department of Public Safety later reported that "at approximately 8:30 p.m. Saturday, a 19-year-old Albion College student intentionally walked in front of a westbound Amtrak train, tragically ending his life". Winston stepped in front of the train as it approached a pedestrian crosswalk just past the Erie Street crossing, Kipp told ESPN.

Michigan State held a moment of silence for Zachary before the game against Binghamton, with both teams lining up on the court.

"Our hearts are filled with sorrow for the Winston family", Izzo said. Their pain over the sudden loss of Zachary is unimaginable. We have been in close contact with the student's family and are doing everything we can to support them.

Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans talks to Cassius Winston #5 of the Michigan State Spartans during a game against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Breslin Center on January 31, 2018 in East Lansing, Michigan.

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Winston, 21, was the focus point of Michigan State's offense.

People remember Zachary Winston as a charismatic leader that could light up any room he was in.

Albion College President Mauri Ditzler released a written statement about Winston's death, according to Detroit Free Press and WWMT. "We plan to offer grief counseling to our community and will be sharing details later today".

An Amtrak train struck and killed a teenager who was a member of the Albion College men's basketball team on Saturday evening. He was a fantastic student with a world of potential before him. "He was deeply loved and will be deeply missed". Michigan State Spartans guard Cassius Winston came into Sunday's game against Binghamton with a heavy heart. "And as families do in hard times, we must come together to mourn and to embrace one another".

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