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Illinois man dies a day after being struck by tree branch

CHICAGO (AP) -- The quick-moving storm that swept across northern Illinois on Monday has claimed the life of a 72-year-old Chicago man.

The Cook County Medical Examiner's office reports Daniel Toro was pronounced dead Tuesday at Mount Sinai Hospital, a day after being injured when a tree limb fell on his car.

Authorities say Toro was driving his Lexus sedan along a street on Chicago's southwest side early Monday when the incident occurred.

Toro's daughter, Johanna Sanchez, told the Chicago Tribune a branch from a large tree broke through the sun roof of his car and struck him.

Authorities say an autopsy is planned for Wednesday.

A record 868,000 homes and businesses were left in the dark by Monday's storm. Commonwealth Edison reports late Tuesday about 631,000 people have had their power restored.

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