'Survivor' Contestant Caleb Bankston Killed In Train Accident
Very sad news. Survivor contestant, Caleb Bankston, who competed alongside his fiancé Colton Cumbie on the program, was killed on Tuesday.
Caleb Bankston, who competed on Survivor: Blood vs. Water, died when the train he was on derailed on Tuesday, PEOPLE has confirmed through multiple sources.
Bankston, 26, worked at the Alabama Warrior Railway in Birmingham. He competed on Survivor: Blood vs. Water in 2013 alongside his fiancé, Colton Cumbie, ending the game in ninth place.
News of the accident has sent shockwaves through the Survivor community.
"Caleb was an amazing man and friend," fellow contestant Aras Baskauskas tells PEOPLE. "One of the sweetest and most sincere humans I've ever come across. I am gutted by his loss. My thoughts and prayers are with his family."
We're sending our condolences to his friends, family, and fans.