(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.

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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,

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Yates was a Southwest employee, the company confirmed, and a source said the crash occurred after he had offloaded luggage from a plane.

A spokesperson for Southwest Airlines released a statement saying, “Our hearts go out to his family during this difficult time. Resources will be on site to support our Southwest Family at Midway.”

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Police are investigating the circumstances and it appears no one else was injured.