CHICAGO (STMW) — A 76-year-old man died Friday night, a day after he was burned while cooking in south suburban Ford Heights.
Joe Hurley was hurt Thursday night while cooking on the stove at his home in the 1500 block of Embassy Lane, authorities said.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Warmer Temps Return This Week
He was taken to Loyola Medical Center’s Burn Center in Maywood, Cook County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Sophia Ansari said. He was pronounced dead there on Friday at 6:04 p.m., the medical examiner’s office said.READ MORE: With Eviction Moratorium Over, Many Chicagoans In Need Of Rental Assistance Are Still In Limbo
An autopsy performed Sunday found Hurley died of complications from injuries in a clothing and cooking fire, citing heart disease as a secondary cause. His death was ruled an accident.MORE NEWS: Arab Americans in Illinois Will Finally Be Counted When They Get Their Vaccine
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