4 DuPage Men Die After Shoveling Snow
(STMW) — Four men, all in their 60s, are dead after shoveling snow Wednesday at their homes in DuPage County, following one of the worst snowstorms to hit the Chicago area in 40 years.
Charles Hubbard, 69, of Downers Grove, was shoveling snow at his home at 7104 Kidwell Rd. when he suffered a fatal heart attack, according to DuPage County Coroner’s office and Downers Grove Fire Department reports. The man’s family witnessed the heart attack and called 911. He was taken to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, where he was pronounced dead at 1:42 p.m.
Pheao Sam, 62, died from a heart attack while shoveling snow at his home at 168 Quail Run Ct. in Carol Stream, according to the coroner’s office. The man reportedly experienced chest pain and went inside. A Carol Stream Fire Department ambulance transported him to Central DuPage Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 6:09 p.m.
Robert Andreason, 69, of Glendale Heights, had been shoveling for five hours at his home at 48 Campbell Dr., and then went inside, according to the coroner’s office. His wife found him unresponsive a short time later. Glendale Heights police responded and pronounced the man dead at his home at 7:45 p.m.
A 61-year-old Carol Stream man cleared part of his driveway on Wednesday and went inside, where he suffered a fatal heart attack, according to the coroner’s office. The victim was found dead by family members and the Carol Stream Police Department responded and declared the man dead at 7:55 a.m. Thursday. At the request of the victim’s family, his identity is not being released.
There is no indication of foul play in any of the cases, the coroner’s office said.
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