Man driving luggage cart killed in crash at Midway Airport

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Michael Yates. (Image provided by his family.)

CHICAGO – A man driving a luggage vehicle was killed in a crash Friday night at Midway Airport on the Southwest Side.

Chicago Police say the crash happened at about 11:20 p.m. when the driver collided with another luggage vehicle.
The victim was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where he was pronounced dead.

The medical examiner has identified the victim as 52-year-old Michael Yates.

Southwest Airlines said in a statement,

“After an accident involving ground equipment, one of our Ramp Agents at Chicago Midway passed away last night. Our hearts go out to his family during this difficult time. Resources will be on site to support our Southwest family at Midway.”

No one else was injured.

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