A college basketball player from Wingate University in North Carolina was killed after being hit by a train near campus on Tuesday night, according to campus officials.
Kyle Honore, a freshman at Wingate, was killed by a train on Tuesday around 10:45 p.m. at the North Camden Street train crossing near the university entrance. According to the Wingate Police Department, officers, firefighters, and emergency medical personnel “located a young male who had been struck by an eastbound train.”
“The young man succumbed to his injuries while being transported to the hospital,” police said.
The train was not at the scene when authorities arrived, according to Queen City News, and the train operator was unaware that anyone had been struck. Somebody else near the campus phoned after seeing Honore’s body on the railroad tracks, according to reports.
It is unknown at this time how Honore was struck, and police have stated that the incident is still being investigated.
“The Wingate Police Department extends our deepest condolences to the friends, family and Wingate University classmates impacted by this incident,” police said.
Honore joined the Wingate Bulldogs basketball team recently. He was born in Dumfries, Virginia, and attended Potomac High School, where he played all 4 seasons on the basketball team coached by his father, Keith Honore.
On behalf of the boys basketball team and the entire Potomac community we send our deepest thoughts and prayers to Coach Honore @CoachHonore , the Honore family, Kyle’s friends, and loved ones! Kyle will be sorely missed by all. We are all here for you if you need anything. #KH11 https://t.co/XSOhi9ekF3— Potomac Panthers Basketball (@PotomacBlue) August 17, 2022
Interviewed Kyle Honore for a story last season that was supposed to take 10 minutes but spent a good half hour talking to him. GREAT kid from a GREAT family. Can't imagine how much they are hurting right now. Love and prayers to the entire Potomac community. 💔 pic.twitter.com/WOqihHSNlS— Marcus Helton (@MarcusHelton) August 17, 2022