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Woman killed by piece of gargoyle falling from South Loop church

Sarah Bean 34 mother two was killed Thursday when piece decorative gargoyle fell from Second Presbyterian Church 1900 block South

Sarah Bean, 34, a mother of two, was killed Thursday when a piece of a decorative gargoyle fell from the Second Presbyterian Church in the 1900 block of South Michigan. | Family photo

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Updated: September 5, 2014 1:46AM



A mother of two was killed just blocks from her home, her stunned boyfriend standing next to her, when she was hit by a piece of a gargoyle that broke off the tower of a historic church in the South Loop on Thursday.


The decorative stone piece fell from the Second Presbyterian Church in the 1900 block of South Michigan just after noon, hitting Sarah Bean, 34.


Bean, of the 2000 block of South State, was waiting to cross the street with her boyfriend, Lance Johnson, when it happened. They were heading out to lunch, her family said.

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