Winston was a sophomore at Albion College and University of Detroit Jesuit High graduate. "It's just devastating. The nicest kid".
After conducting an investigation into the incident, Albion's Public Safety chief told the Free Press that Winston intentionally stepped in front of the train. "The incident happened at around 8:41 p.m. on November 9 in Albion, Mich".
On the Albion College Men's Basketball Team roster, Winston is quoted as saying he chose to attend Albion because "it felt like a second home ever since his first campus visit". Zachary Winston sat out the 85-50 MSU win with a hamstring injury.
"Last night, our family lost a student", Albion College president Mauri Ditzler said in a statement on Sunday. He was deeply loved and will be deeply missed.
Michigan State start Cassius Winston and his family have suffered a bad tragedy. We have been in close contact with the student's family and are doing everything we can to support them. "We want all students to know they are not alone. Please keep the family close in your heart". We echo the family's request in asking everyone to respect their privacy at this time. At this time it's unclear if Cassius Winston will be playing in the game. Zachary also played alongside Cassius and other Spartan players during the Moneyball Pro-Am league in the Lansing area the past two summers.
A message seeking comment was left with Winston's father.
Amtrak was notified of the crash at 8:41 p.m. "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".
There were no reported injuries to passengers or crew members, Woods said.
The family was recently celebrated during an exhibition game between Albion and Michigan State at the Breslin Center.