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Man Dies of Apparent Overdose After Spring Awakening Festival, Police Say

By Josh McGhee | June 15, 2015 10:26am
 Steve Vongkoth, 19, of the 6200 block of North Keystone Avenue, was pronounced dead at Mercy Hospital.
Steve Vongkoth, 19, of the 6200 block of North Keystone Avenue, was pronounced dead at Mercy Hospital.
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CHICAGO — A 19-year-old North Side man died of a likely overdose after the Spring Awakening music festival Saturday at Soldier Field, officials said.

Police were called to Mercy Hospital Sunday around 2 p.m. Sunday for the death of Steve Vongkoth, 19, of the 6200 block of North Keystone Avenue, according to Jose Estrada, a Chicago Police spokesman.

Vongkoth had been taken to Mercy Hospital Saturday night around 11:05 p.m. Saturday from outside Soldier Field, Estrada said.

He was pronounced dead at 9:52 a.m. Sunday, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.

Preliminary information said Vongkoth had ingested drugs before his death, but police are waiting for the results of the autopsy, Estrada said.

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