Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Life-long Atlanta Braves fan Ronald Lee Homer Jr., 30, dies after falling six stories at Turner Field

ATLANTA —The baseball fan who fell more than 60 feet from an upper-level stage at Atlanta's Turner Field onto a parking area throughout an amusement expired Monday night, police said. 

Atlanta police agent John Chafee affirmed the passing of Ronald Lee Homer, 30, who fell throughout Monday night's faceoff between the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies. 

"At this point there's no evidence of treachery and the fall seems unplanned," Chafee said late Monday. "It shows up he tumbled from an upper-level stage to a secured parcel underneath." 

Chafee said police gained the report of the fall just after 9 p.m. Monday. The point when officers arrived, they spotted a man who seemed to have fallen 65 feet, or something like six stories. 

Homer was transported to Atlanta Medical Center and ceased to exist of his wounds. 

His crushed mother said he was a deep rooted Braves fan. 

Connie Homer of Conyers, Ga., said her main offspring let her know in a cellphone call from the Monday night diversion that rain was beginning to ease up and he was getting ready to retreat in the stadium. 

He finished the bring in his common way, telling his mother he adored her. 


He did scene work outside Atlanta as a profession, she said. 

Chafee said the fall happened on the stadium's rear. He said witnesses portrayed the fall as inadvertent, yet that police were not discharging different portions of what they said. 

He said he didn't have an inkling if wet conditions or liquor were components. Overwhelming rains had expedited a practically two-hour defer of the diversion, which was planned to begin at 7:10 p.m. 

A Braves representative declined remark prior Monday night, alluding calls to the Atlanta police. 


Monday's mischance wasn't the first of its caring to happen at Turner Field, and stamped at any rate the third time a games fan has tumbled from the stands in Atlanta in something like a year. 

Isaac Grubb, 20, of Lenoir City, Tenn. bit the dust in the wake of falling over a railing at the Georgia Dome throughout a football diversion between Tennessee and North Carolina State on Aug. 31, 2012. Powers said he arrived on an alternate man situated in the easier level, and that liquor was a component. 

A man fell in the ballpark of 25 feet over a staircase railing at a Georgia Tech-Miami football diversion on Sept. 22, 2012 and was not genuinely harmed. 

In May 2008, a 25-year-old Cumming, Ga. man endured head wounds when he fell down a stairwell at Turner Field throughout a diversion between the Braves and the New York Mets and later perished. Police discovered that liquor had calculated into that mishap, which the Braves had said was the first non-therapeutic casualty to happen at the ballpark. 

Turner Field turned into the home of the Braves in 1997, a year in the wake of serving as the site of occasions for the 1996 Summer Olympics.


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