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Ejected passenger dragged by New York Amtrak train dies


ROCHESTER, N.Y. >>  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 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, 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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