(CBS) — Police are investigating an incident late Friday night at Midway Airport in which a baggage handler was killed.
According to police, just after 11 p.m. a man driving a luggage vehicle near the Southwest Airlines gate area collided with another luggage hauler and was ejected from the vehicle.READ MORE: IDES Kept Offices Closed While Many Struggled To Get Their Unemployment Benefits: What Really Happened Inside And Outside Those Walls
The man was taken to Advocate Christ Hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said. The medical examiner identified the victim as 52-year-old Michael Yates of Carol Stream. He is a former DuPage County sheriff’s deputy who retired last year,READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Lakeshore Flood Threat Continues