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

Albion College Student Killed By Train

Albion College sports information director Bobby Lee confirmed for FOX 17 that the victim was Zachary Winston, a sophomore member of the school's men's basketball team and the brother of Michigan State basketball All-American Cassius Winston.

In a Facebook post, the public safety department says Zachary intentionally walked in front of the train.

Winston was pronounced dead at the scene. Zach was a recognized leader who was well known across every facet of our campus, He was a fantastic student with a world of potential before him.

MSU basketball coach Tom Izzo released a statement on behalf of the team that said, "Our hearts are filled with sorrow for the Winston family". "And as families do in hard times, we must come together to mourn and to embrace one another".

Michigan State faced Albion in an October 29 exhibition game in which both Cassius and Khy Winston played.

Zachary Winston was unable to play due to an injury, but was able to play in the Britons' home opener where he scored three points in 15 minutes of action.

"I just can't picture it". "He was the same Zach, all smiles, just a happy kid".

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The Albion Police Department did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment.

It is unknown if Cassius will play with Michigan State, now ranked No. 1 in college basketball, on Sunday night.

Amtrak was notified of the crash at 8:41 p.m.

Amtrak spokeswoman Kimberly D. Woods told the Detroit Free Press that 65 passengers were aboard the Amtrak 355 Wolverine Train at the time of the collision. "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.

Zachary Winston is survived by his two brothers and their parents, Reg and Wendi Winston of Detroit.

No. 1 Michigan State is scheduled to play Binghamton in East Lansing at 7 p.m. on Sunday.

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