Zachary Winston, brother of Michigan State’s Cassius Winston, struck and killed by train

first_imgSophomore guard Zachary Winston of Albion College in Michigan — the brother of Michigan State All-American Cassius Winston — was struck by a train and killed on Saturday night.The Detroit Free Press reported that an Amtrak passenger train with 65 passengers aboard struck a pedestrian running on the tracks through Albion at 8:41 p.m. An Amtrak spokesperson told the Free Press the family of the victim had been notified. Police said ge purposefully stepped in front of the train, per the Free Press. Albion president Dr. Mauri Ditzler acknowledged the loss of Zachary Winston, although chose not to identify him so soon after the accident. Along with a promise to offer grief counseling to the college community and more details later Sunday, he issued a statement.“Last night, our family lost a student. And as families do in difficult times, we must come together to mourn and to embrace one another,” he said. “We have been in close contact with the student’s family and are doing everything we can to support them.“In accordance with the family’s wishes, we are not sharing a name or details at this time. Please keep the family close in your heart.” Zachary Winston, 19, was a product of Detroit Jesuit High (Detroit). He played 15 minutes off the bench and scored three points in Albion‘s season-opening loss to Mount Union on Friday.His brother, Cassius, is a senior for the top-ranked Spartans, a member of the 2019 Sporting News All-America team and the 2019 Big Ten Conference Player of the Year. He led Michigan State to the Final Four last April, its eighth appearance under coach Tom Izzo.MSU is scheduled to play Sunday night against Binghamton in East Lansing.last_img

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