Teacher dies after choking on hot dog at Wrigley Field

Published On: May 09 2013 11:10:12 AM EDT
Updated On: May 09 2013 10:49:33 AM EDT

A 28-year-old Chicago teacher is dead after she choked to death during a Cubs game at Wrigley Field.

Maureen Oleskiewicz, 28, was pronounced dead Tuesday at a nearby Chicago hospital after choking on a hot dog during Cubs v. Reds game on Sunday, The Chicago Tribune reported. She apparently began choking during the "National Anthem," but didn't display the usual signs of choking or distress. Instead, Oleskiewicz slumped over in her seat, unresponsive. Efforts by medical personnel to save her life were unsuccessful.

Oleskiewicz was an organ donor and her mom reportedly said she was told her daughter's heart will go to a 14-year-old girl in desperate need of one.

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Teacher chokes to death at Cubs game

A beloved suburban Chicago teacher dies after choking on a hot dog at a Cubs game.

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