CHICAGO (CBS) — A 77-year-old Niles woman died Friday when two stone slabs fell on her at her home in north suburban Niles.
Mary Sullivan was at her home in the 6900 block of Jarvis Street when she fell down a stairwell, according to Niles police.READ MORE: Employee At FOUND Hotel In River North Accused Of Stabbing Man, Going Into Rage, Leaving Guests In Terror
As she fell, she pulled the stone slabs down on her while trying to keep herself from falling, Niles police said. The slabs were leaning against the stairwell.READ MORE: Hundreds Of Cars Roll Through Downtown For Second Night To Celebrate Mexican Independence Day, Traffic Gridlocked
Sullivan was pronounced dead at 9:55 a.m. Friday, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. An autopsy on Saturday found she died of mechanical asphyxia and entrapment under the stone slabs. Her death was ruled an accident.MORE NEWS: Woman Killed While Trying To Cross Street As 2 Cars Crash In Humboldt Park
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