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Man Killed in Stadium Fall was Lifelong Braves Fan

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) -- 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.

Connie Homer of Conyers, Ga., tells The Associated Press her only son, 30-year-old Ronald Lee Homer Jr., told her in a cellphone call from the Monday night game that rain was starting to let up and he was preparing to go back in the stadium. She says he ended the call in his typical way, telling his mother he loved her.

She says her son did landscape work outside Atlanta.


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