Franklin Park man dies after being hit by softball

August 7, 2011 6:20:03 AM PDT
Authorities say a softball struck a Chicago-area man in the chest so hard it killed him.

The medical examiner was scheduled to perform an autopsy Sunday to see if there were any other contributing factors.

The ball hit the man Saturday afternoon in Wheeling's Heritage Park.

The man is identified as 59-year-old Jose Rodriguez of Franklin Park.

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