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Ejected passenger dragged by NY Amtrak train diesPassenger told not to get back on Amtrak train found fatally injured at Rochester, NY, station
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) ' Authorities in upstate New York are investigating the death of an Amtrak passenger apparently dragged by a train after being kicked off for drunkenness.
Police tell local media that 44-year-old Troy Patrick Zabawczuk (zuh-BAW'-sick) got off the Chicago-bound train for unknown reasons after it arrived at the Rochester station early Wednesday morning. They say that when he tried to re-board, the conductor refused to let him back on because he'd disturbed other passengers earlier.
Police say Zabawczuk, of Schenectady (skeh-NEHK'-ta-dee), was apparently intoxicated.
They believe he tried to jump back on as the train left the station and was dragged a short distance.
He was pronounced dead later at a hospital.
Amtrak's policy allows it to deny boarding passengers for objectionable conduct. A spokesman says the railroad is investigating.
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