Man Injured in Machesney Park Bar Fight Dies

ROCKFORD- A man injured in a Machesney Park bar fight died this afternoon. Michael Eash Junior, 40, was pronounced dead at 2:40 at Rockford Memorial Hospital.

According to the Winnebago County Coroner's Office Eash’s official cause of death is pending an autopsy. The autopsy will most likely take place on Monday.

Eash was involved in a January fight at Legends Bar, 618 Superior Ave, Machesney Park. He suffered severe head injuries.

Matthew Duncan, 29, has since been arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated battery related to the incident.

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