Albion Michgian News

Albion College student Zachary Winston hit by AMTRAK train in Albion

November 9, 2019 Albion, MI (AMN) – The Wolverine Train 355 which passes through Albion nightly hit a pedestrian who was on the tracks near Erie Street and the Albion College Campus at 8:41 p.m. on Saturday Nov. 9, 2019. Albion Department of Public Safety has confirmed the victim to be Albion College Student Zachary Winston. Zachary’s brother is Cassius Winston who attends Michigan State.

Albion Department of Public Safety authorities report the student intentionally walked into the path of the train. Please find the link for the Suicide Prevention Hotline (1-800-273-8255). The route stops through Albion for residents and students alike traveling towards Chicago or Detroit. Words cannot express the gravity of this loss for the family, classmates, professors and friends of this student our prayer is that God will give them strength in the coming days. 🙏

Amtrak media relations spokeswoman Kimberly D. Woods told the Free Press via email the Amtrak 355 Wolverine Train bound for Chicago “came into contact with a person on the track” at 8:41 p.m. and was temporarily suspended. There were 65 passengers on board, and there were no reported injuries on the train.

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