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Passenger dies in fall from Amtrak

DELLE, Tooele County — The Tooele County Sheriff's Office is investigating why a man apparently jumped off a moving Amtrak train near Delle early Friday.

The body of 62-year-old Ronald Donis was found at 3:39 a.m. Donis was traveling from Illinois to Los Angeles to visit his daughter, Tooele County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Ron Matekel said.

During a stop in Salt Lake City, Donis allegedly complained about three men on the train trying to kidnap or rob him, Matekel said. The report was declared to be unfounded, however, because no one on the train matched the descriptions of the three men.

Once the train was moving Donis again complained about alleged robbers. Amtrak officials told Donis they would keep an eye on him, Matekel said.

About 60 miles from Salt Lake City officials discovered during one of their checkups that Donis was gone. Officials believe he got off the train through one of the breezeway doors while it was moving 70 to 75 mph and was killed instantly.

The train did not stop until it reached Elko, Nev., Matekel said.

Investigators do not believe foul play was involved in Donis' death.