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RIP Achilles Williams: Popular YouTube Personality And Personal Trainer Killed By A Train (Video)

| by Jonathan Constante
Achilles Williams.Achilles Williams.

A personal trainer and YouTube personality died after being struck by a freight train in Atlanta.

Travis Williams, otherwise known as Achilles Williams, has been identified by the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office as the victim of the March 17 railroad accident in Buckhead, USA Today reports.

The 30-year-old was shooting one of his workout videos (see one below) at the time of the accident. A friend was recording him as he jumped rope near the train tracks.

Investigators say Williams was not on the tracks but close enough to be hit by the passing train. They believe he underestimated the width of the train in relation to the size of the tracks.

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Williams was fatally struck by the freight train. His friend was not injured but was knocked down a hill on impact.

Friends and loved ones have expressed sorrow and support for the victim’s family on Instagram and Twitter:

#RIPAchilles so glad I had the opportunity to see you grow & succeed over the years. Forever remembered for your beautiful soul and spirit!

— Bianca! (@ThaReal_BCarter) March 19, 2015

Learned a lot from this guy. "The Trainer's Trainer". The Fitness world mourns you today! #RIPAchilles 

— Hannah Maree (@MsHannahMaree) March 18, 2015

A memorial service has been planned for Williams and a GoFundMe account has been set up to help the family pay for the funeral and help support his 6-year-old daughter.

Sources: USA Today, Twitter

Photo Credit: GoFundMe