ROME, Ga. -- Family members visited the railroad crossing where 17-year-old Malik Cortez Johnson died early Sunday morning after playing a game of chicken with friends.
Johnson's uncle, Willie Heath Jr., spoke with 11Alive's Duffie Dixon Sunday afternoon.
Heath had a warning for other kids.
"To every kid out there who feels like they want to play on the track or want to do a dare, this is real. You don't play with them things," he said.
Johnson died at around 12:30 am. Police say he and friends were lying on the tracks and jumping off at the last minute as a train approached.
All the kids got off the tracks in time except Johnson.
Police don't believe anyone on the Norfolk Southern train did any improperly.
Johnson was a student at Rome Middle School.