At­lanta fit­ness guru and YouTube star killed

The Star (St. Lucia) - - INTERNATIONAL -

Abeloved At­lanta fit­ness trainer who amassed thou­sands of on­line fol­low­ers with mo­ti­va­tional YouTube videos was re­port­edly struck and killed by a train while a friend filmed him jump­ing rope near the tracks.

Travis “Achilles” Wil­liams, 30, who touted him­self as “your trainer’s fa­vorite trainer,” died Tues­day af­ter­noon af­ter the tragic ac­ci­dent. Wil­liams, fa­ther to a 6-year-old daugh­ter, was work­ing out when he ap­par­ently mis­judged the width of an on­com­ing freight train in re­la­tion to the rails, 11Alive re­ported.

The friend shoot­ing his work­out was also struck by the bar­rel­ing lo­co­mo­tive but sur­vived while be­ing knocked down a hill.

“Ev­ery­one knew Achilles had an un­be­liev­able spirit and en­ergy. He lived his 30 years bet­ter than many will live their life­time,” a Go­FundMe page cre­ated for his daugh­ter and his claimed no-profit foun­da­tion, A to Z, read. “Travis was truly one of a kind and his le­gacy of help­ing and lov­ing oth­ers will con­tinue.”

In Jan­uary, ac­tor, model and body­builder Greg Plitt was struck and killed by a train in Bur­bank, Calif., while film­ing a promo shoot along the rails. Video taken from the Metrolink com­muter train cap­tured the 37-year-old run­ning along the tracks ahead of an on­com­ing train when he sud­denly dis­ap­peared off cam­era.

Wil­liams’s and Plitt’s sense­less deaths make up just a sliver of count­less oth­ers along the na­tion’s rails, many in­volv­ing teenagers.

Travis “Achilles” Wil­liams, a popular per­sonal trainer and YouTube per­son­al­ity in At­lanta, was struck and

killed by a freight train while shoot­ing an out­door

work­out on Tues­day.

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