Caleb Bankston, a contestant last year on the CBS reality competition Survivor, was killed Tuesday in a train derailment in Alabama.
Blankston, 26, worked as a conductor on Brimingham’s Alabama Warrior Railway.
He appeared last year in Survivor: Blood vs. Water, the show's 27th season. He finished the game in ninth place. His fiancé, Colton Cumbie, also competed but dropped out early on.
A grief-stricken Cumbie tweeted: 'I wish it was me.'