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Woman Struck and Killed…By a Falling Gargoyle

There are thousands of ways to die, but whenever you hear of a freak accident, it seems far worse than most of the more “conventional” methods of death, if there’s an appropriate way to say that. Every once in a while, something extremely bizarre and unexpected happens to a random person on the street, and you just have to wonder if things would have been completely different for them had they spent one extra second that morning tying their shoes.

Case in point, a Chicago woman was killed by what’s been described as a “falling gargoyle.” 34-year old Sara Bean was walking back from lunch with her friend, when she was struck by masonry that fell from the Second Presbyterian Church. A metal star at the top of the church tower fell off, and on the way down, it knocked off the head of the gargoyle which ultimately struck Bean. Weighing approximately 30 pounds, it nearly split her head in two.

Sara was a recently married mother of two young boys. Sadly, it could have been anyone, but it was she who was unfortunate enough to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.


Matt Fox

Senior Editor

Fox has history in broadcasting that spans two decades. From his early days as an FM host and club DJ in the mid-90′s to his later experiences in political talk radio, he has always had a knack for combining topical news with his love for popular culture. Those experiences culminated in his position as executive producer for several radio shows featured in the TALKERS Heavy 100. Originally from New York, Fox has made the great pilgrimage down to sunny south Florida.

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