Braves fans wonder how spectator fell to his death

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ATLANTA (AP) - On the upper deck concourse at Turner Field, curious fans stood next to a railing overlooking a parking lot, wondering how a lifelong Atlanta Braves fan could have fallen to his death.

While it's not clear why he fell, police said Ronald Lee Homer Jr.'s death Monday night appeared accidental and didn't involve foul play.

Homer, who was 30, knew the stadium well. He attended three or four games a month. At 6-foot-6, the railing would have come up to his midsection.

He was by the railing at a fourth-level smoking area, waiting out a rain delay. He'd told his mother on the phone he was about to head to his seat and shortly afterward, he fell about 85 feet onto a parking lot.

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Authorities have identified a fan who died after falling more than 60 feet from an upper-level platform at Atlanta's Turner Field as a 29-year-old man.

The Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office early Tuesday identified the man as Ronald Homer of Conyers and said an autopsy is planned for Tuesday.

Homer fell during Monday night's game between the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies. Atlanta police spokesman John Chafee says there's no indication of foul play, and the fall appears to have been an accident.


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