Heat wave blamed for 23 deaths
Updated: October 24, 2012 10:09PM
An autopsy conducted Thursday confirmed a 23rd heat-related deaths in Cook County in the last week, but only the second time in which heat was the primary cause of death.
Jerry Herrington, 73, of the 6600 block of South Loomis Avenue, was found unresponsive at his home July 6. He was pronounced dead at Holy Cross Hospital at 6:14 a.m. Tuesday, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. An autopsy Thursday found he died of heat stroke.
The only other person to suffer heat stroke, 40-year-old Danny Wadell, died July 6, the medical examiner’s office said.