Man Hit By Train and Dies Doing Good Deed
A selfless act of heroism left one man dead on Tuesday afternoon. DeKai Abusani Amonrasi, 48, was struck and killed by an oncoming train after attempting to rescue 73-year-old Herbert Sinkfield whose SUV veered off of Roosevelt Road in Fulton County in front of him and down an embankment. Sinkfield’s overturned vehicle landed near the train tracks below.
Upon seeing Sinkfield’s SUV drift off the road, Amonrasi quickly pulled over, jumping out of his vehicle to run to the driver’s aid. He unfortunately lost his footing, slid down the embankment, and landed directly in the path of an oncoming train. He wasn’t able to get up fast enough before the train hit him, severing both of his legs. Amonrasi was taken to Grady Hospital where he died four hours later from his injuries.
Sinkfield suffered minor injuries in comparison with only a few broken ribs and should be released from the hospital this week. His son Moya later spoke about Amonrasi saying, “I’m at a loss for words. He was just an angel today. He lost his life being an angel.”
Additionally, Amonrasi’s cousin Alberto Roberts remarked, “That’s DeKai. I could believe that. We knew that if he left this world, it was going to be doing something for someone.”
In less than 24 hours after the incident, Gus Thornhill Funeral Home heard about DeKai Amonrasi’s heroic actions and graciously donated a casket and their professional services for free. The family will only have to pay basic out-of-pocket expenses.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Mr. Amonrasi and to all of those who have bravely given their lives so selflessly to save others.