Jason Chin Collapsed, Died Before Paramedics, EMS Crew at Arlington Million Could Save Him

Arlington Heights and Rolling Meadows firefighter/paramedics responded to a report of a man possibly having a heart attack about 2:00 p.m. Saturday in the picnic area at the Arlington Million. Jason Chin, 28, was walking into the picnic area, just east of the grandstand, and collapsed.

Emergency personnel and possibly paramedics employed at the race track were performing CPR before paramedics from Rolling Meadows and Arlington Heights Fire Department arrived. Jason Chin was transported to Northwest Community Hospital by Rolling Meadows Fire Department rescue-ambulance. He was pronounced dead shortly after arrival at Northwest Community Hospital.

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office ruled that Jason Chin died of coronary atherosclerosis — the buildup of plaque inside arteries that can cause heart attack or sudden cardiac death. Toxicology tests were also ordered, which take about six to eight weeks to process. Arlington Heights police do not suspect a cause besides ‘natural cause’ of death related to the atherosclerosis.