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Michael J. Heney dies in Edwardsville porch fall

3:53 AM, Jan 2, 2013   |    comments
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Edwardsville, IL. ( KSDK ) -- Police and the Madison County coroner are trying to determine why a man suddenly fell onto a porch at a home in Edwardsville, fatally injuring himself.

The death occurred Monday night at 37 West Southcrest Circle.  Twenty year old Michael J. Heney of Chesterfield was standing near a back door of the home when witnesses say he suddenly fell forward and struck his head.

It's unknown if he suffered a medical episode, or slipped on ice.

Friends rushed Heney to nearby Anderson Express, only to find it closed.  They then called 911, but paramedics were unable to save him.  He died at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.

An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday.

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