Amtrak Passenger Found Dead On Kansas Train Tracks

By: AP
By: AP

FLORENCE, Kan. (AP) _ Authorities are investigating the death of an Amtrak passenger who somehow got off a moving locomotive in
central Kansas.

Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari said Wednesday that the incident happened between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. Tuesday. Someone on a passing
freight train spotted the man around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday along the tracks in the Marion County town of Florence.

The man had been a passenger on Amtrak's eastbound Southwest Chief. It wasn't clear how he left the train. His name wasn't immediately released.

Magliari said ``no malfunction'' was found on the train. He said Amtrak is assisting with the investigation.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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