Michigan State Star Cassius Winston's Brother Fatally Struck by Train

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Cassius Winston and Tom Izzo speak during the 2019 NCAA Tournament.

Michigan State star Cassius Winston's brother, Zachary, was struck and killed by an Amtrak train in Albion, Michigan on Saturday night, according to the Detroit Free Press. He was 19 years old.

The Free Press reports an Amtrak spokeswoman said a Chicago-bound train came into contact with a person on the track at 8:41 p.m. before service was temporarily suspended. Albion police are investigating the incident. 

Zachary Winston was a student at Albion College and a sophomore member of the men's basketball team.  He played in 28 games as a freshman and averaged 2.6 points in 13.8 minutes per game.

Albion College President Mauri Ditzler issued the following 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. 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."

He was a graduate of Detroit Jesuit High School. 

Before Michigan State's game on Sunday night against Binghamton in East Lansing, the team held a moment of silence for Zachary.

 Cassius started the game, though according to The Athletic's Brendan Quinn, the senior guard has the option of pulling himself at anytime if "he decides he can't go ahead with the game."