Police are still investigating the death of a 23-year-old man following his fall at Soldier Field in Chicago yesterday during the Bears vs. Eagle game.
But, let the witnesses tell it, this might not have been an accident.
A man died Sunday afternoon after he fell out of Soldier Field and landed on a rooftop on the west side of the stadium, officials said.
The incident happened about 4:55 p.m. as the Bears and the Eagles were playing, according to Chicago police and fire department officials.
Stewart Haverty, 23, was pronounced dead at Northwestern Memorial Hospital at 5:24 p.m. The Cook County medical examiner’s office did not know Haverty’s hometown.
The victim fell about 20 feet and landed on a small rooftop on the west side of the stadium near Lake Shore Drive, fire spokesman Joe Roccasalva said.
Haverty was taken in critical condition to the hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, officials said. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.
The fire department needed an aerial tower with a basket to get him down, Roccasalva said.
Witnesses told emergency personnel that they saw the man run up to the ledge and jump.
So sad. We hope his family gets some answers.
By the way, that makes two random falls and the loss of two young lives at a sporting arena. We’re waiting for the modifications to buildings and/or the access fans have to these ledges.