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Man Dies After Taco-Eating Contest at Chukchansi Park

Fresno Grizzlies Primary

A man died Tuesday after participating in a taco-eating contest during a Fresno Grizzlies (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) game at Chukchansi Park, according to local authorities.

Very few details are available at this time, but the Fresno County Coroner’s Office confirmed that 41-year-old Dana Hutchings was rushed from Chukchansi Park Tuesday and died on arrival at a local hospital. No official cause of death has been given at this time, with an autopsy slated for Thursday. More from the Fresno Bee:

A man participating in a taco eating contest at the Fresno Grizzlies game has died, according to the Fresno County Coroner’s Office.

Dana Hutchings, 41, died on arrival at Community Regional Medical Center after being rushed there from the downtown baseball park Tuesday night, the Fresno County Coroner’s Office said.

So far, there is no official cause of death. An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday.

The Grizzlies have released the following statement: “We are devastated to learn that the fan that received medical attention following an event at Tuesday evening’s game has passed away.  The Fresno Grizzlies extend our heartfelt prayers and condolences to the family of Mr. Hutchings.  The safety and security of our fans is our highest priority.  We will work closely with local authorities and provide any helpful information that is requested.”

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