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Community remembers fallen Wayne County Basketball player


By Lynda Figueredo - bioemail

Folks in Wayne county still trying to understand why 18-year-old Shaquille Morgan's life was taken so soon.

Instead of playing a basketball game against Colleton county Saturday night, Wayne County High School basketball players, students and staff gathered for an impromtu memorial for a fallen basketball player and student.

The Wayne County principal tells WTOC hundreds of people gathered to remember Shaquille Morgan, the son of a Jesup police officer and loved by the community. He was killed Saturday afternoon, after being hit by a train. Wayne County Sheriff Deputies say he walking on - or - near - some railroad tracks while listening to his headphones, when the conductor blew his horn, pulled the emergency brake and even went out to the deck of the train to try and get the 18-year-old's attention.

Deputies say by the time morgan saw the train, he tripped and fell onto the tracks. Morgan died at the scene.

Monday at 5pm the family will be releasing white balloons for Shaquille Morgan right by the tracks across from Flash Foods. On Wednesday, Wayne County students plan on wearing bow ties to remember Shaquille and his unique style. Stay with WTOC News as we continue to follow this story.

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