A Northern Virginia high school graduate and standout basketball star has died — just as his college career was beginning.
Kyle Honore graduated from Potomac High School in Dumfries, Virginia, and was just starting his freshman year at Wingate University in North Carolina when he was struck by a train at a railroad crossing near the entrance to Wingate on Aug. 16.
He was taken to a hospital, but died on his way there.
Fans of Potomac High School basketball will know that Honore’s father had been the head basketball coach there for 17 years.
Keith Honore retired after last season so he could watch his son play in college.
“On behalf of the Potomac HS community, we share our heartfelt condolences” Potomac High School said in a tweet.
On behalf of the Potomac HS community, we share our heartfelt condolences to the @PotomacBlue family, @CoachHonore & his family, @Classof2022Pshs and all who knew our amazing student athlete @therealkyle_11. Support & resources are available in counseling as we grieve together. pic.twitter.com/umAGW2wQyo
— PotomacPanthers (@PotomacPanther) August 17, 2022