Mother of Amtrak crash victim: ‘He was my shoulder to cry on’

LAWTON, Mich. (WOOD) — Sarah Howard is grieving the loss of her 17-year-old son Wednesday night.

Tyler Wirtz was killed Tuesday after a train hit the pickup truck he was driving.

This year has been a tough one for Howard. She lost her husband to cancer in July and is now grieving the loss of her son.

“In total disbelief,” said Howard. “Total shock.”

Sometimes at a loss for words, she says only what a grieving mom can say in a situation like this.

“Just keep praying,” she said. “That’s what I’m going to do.”

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