A transient found dead on the railroad causeway east of Promontory apparently had been run over by a train, Box Elder County Sheriff Robert Limb says.

Kimball A. Leonard, 49, was found at 1:58 a.m. Wednesday by the crew of a westbound train a mile east of Promontory Point on the Southern Pacific causeway.Limb said the man apparently had fallen off one of the eastbound trains and died instantly when the train ran over him.

The state medical examiner has ruled the death as being consistent with falling off a train, and Limb said his office is treating it as accidental.

Identification was made through fingerprints, he said.