ST LOUIS (LALATE) – A teacher died at a Cubs game eating a hot dog. Beloved teacher Maureen Oleskiewicz died after choking to death on a hot dog she at a Cubs game over the weekend. She is being remembered today by friends and family.
Maureen Oleskiewicz went into cardiac arrest and later died. Maureen had gone to the Cubs game with her brother. Sometime during the National Anthem she began choking. By the opening pitch, her health had deteriorated.
Local news reports that she went into cardiac arrest. Her mother tells the Sun Sentinel “They’re sitting there eating lunch before the game, looking at the field and the next thing she’s on the floor,” Margaret Oleskiewicz said. “He didn’t even know she was in distress and then she’s on the floor.”
Witness Brent Olson in a news statement says “I think it happened about 1:00, it was just before the game started. Matter of fact, I remembered seeing them give her CPR while the National Anthem was playing. You could see everyone rushing up to the top of the seating with a frantic look on their face. They performed CPR like I’ve never seen.”
The Cubs issued a statement remembering the beloved teacher this week. “The Chicago Cubs are saddened to hear news of the untimely death of Maureen Oleskiewicz. We express our deepest sympathy to her family and friends. We will continue to keep her family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.” A vigil was held yesterday. Send your love.