Victim From Legend's Bar Fight Dies

WINNEBAGO COUNTY (WIFR) -- Nearly two weeks after being pushed to the ground so hard he suffered head injuries the man hurt during a fight at Legends Bar in Machesney Park has died.

The Winnebago County Coroner’s Office says Michael Eash, Jr. died Saturday afternoon. Eash's family donated his organs after taking him off life support today.

Sheriff's deputies say Eash got into a fight in an outside smoking area at Legends Bar a few weeks ago. They say he was pushed to the ground so hard he has serious head trauma.

Matthew Duncan, 29, turned himself in three days later. He's charged with two counts of aggravated battery but Sheriff Meyers says he expects the State’s Attorney’s Office to increase those charges over the coming days.


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