Man Killed by Fallen Telephone Pole
A tree trimmer was killed Friday after a telephone pole fell on him on Chicago's Southwest Side.
The Cook County Medical Examiner's office identified the man as Marvin Yoder, although his age and home address were not yet known Friday night.
The pole fell on Yoder at about 3:30 a.m. in the 4100 block of South Cicero Avenue, according to police News Affairs Officer Daniel O’Brien.
O’Brien said he did not know how or why the pole fell.
Yoder was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai at 4:07 a.m., according to a spokeswoman for the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Wentworth Area detectives are conducting a death investigation.
Published at 10:16 PM CST on Dec 3, 2010