Michigan State basketball player Cassius Winston’s brother Zachary Winston dies after being hit by train

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ALBION, Mich. (WLNS) – Zachary Winston, who is the younger brother of Michigan State basketball player Cassius Winston, was killed after being hit by an Amtrak train last night. 

Zachary, 19, was hit by the train at around 8:30 p.m. Saturday night.

He was a sophomore on the Division III Albion men’s basketball team along with their youngest brother, Khy.

The Albion Department of Public Safety say they believe a student intentionally walked in front of a westbound Amtrak train tragically ending his life.

According to Kimberly Woods, with Amtrak Media Relations, service on an Amtrak train 355 was suspended after it came into contact with a person on the track.

The incident happened about 20 miles from the Jackson, Mich., station. The train was headed to Battle Creek.

According to an email from Woods, 65 customers were on the train at the time of the incident. There are no reported injuries to customers or crew members.

Woods adds that an investigation into the incident is underway. 

Our sports department is working on more details as the story continues to develop.

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Ima put this on here cause I need you to read it, and I feel like this the best way for it to get to you. I love you bro, w everything I have in my entire body. I love you so much, if I could carry yo pain I would wear it on my shoulders just to see you happy and wouldn’t think twice. I understand it was to much, I understand I really do and yo story won’t end here. I can promise you that, the next time I run into someone in your situation ima save them, cause that’s wha you would want me to do. I wish it was a term that goes deeper then brother, cause that’s what’s you are to me, 1/3 of my heart. And I’m struggling because there is nothing that can replace that Smoothie. I need you, I miss you. But I’m so proud of you, bro you fought every demon w everything you had in you. You went to war w yourself every single day not knowing if you could win that battle. And you won time after time. You stood tall and you let your family love you, you gave me everything I asked for, just one day you didn’t have enough strength. And that’s ok man, that’s really ok, ppl can’t go through wha you went through, you are the strongest, wisest, kindest, most caring person. The best brother/ gang member I could ever ask for. And I wouldn’t replace you or change any single thing about you. Not one. I don’t like doing these cause I feel like they for show, but I need to you to read this Smoothie and I need you to know, that I love you and I care for you. And the only reason I can sit here and still stand is because I know you not in no more pain. The only reason I’m still standing. After that bro we really got beef, and when I see you again I’m beating yo ass. Cause it’s no way you got me out here trying to adjust to life w out you bro. This shit so deep bro we suppose to see all this out together. But we’ll have that convo the next time I see you Smoothie Bean. Rest up my baby and keep watching over us, save me a seat. And when it’s all said and done ima have so much to tell you. You gone already know but ima tell you anyway. Love you Gang member🖤 wish your story coulda had a diff ending, it’s ok tho enjoy it up there. Ima see you soon enough #LuvSmoothie🖤

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