UPDATE: Man dies after fall from Turner Field upper deck

by PHILLIP LUCAS, Associated Press

alt

AP Photo / AJC, Curtis Compton

Baseball fans look over a railing at Turner Field near the scene where a man fell 60 feet from the upper deck Monday Aug. 12, 2013. The man fell during Monday night's game between the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies.

ATLANTA (AP) — Fulton County Medical Examiner's investigators say the man who fell over a railing at an Atlanta baseball didn't have injuries other than those from the fall and that toxicology tests are pending.

In a release Tuesday, officials said 30-year-old Ronald Homer of Conyers, Ga. fell 85 feet to his death at Turner Field on Monday night. Authorities initially said the man had fallen 65 feet.

Police say the fall appears to be an accident. No one was standing near Homer at the time and the incident wasn't recorded on surveillance cameras.

The medical examiner's office said Homer died of blunt force trauma. Toxicology tests on Homer could take up to three weeks.

Homer's relatives said he was a lifelong Atlanta Braves fan.



More Local

Newnan Police on lookout for robbery suspect

Newnan police are on the lookout for a man suspected of robbing the CVS Pharmacy on Temple Avenue at gunpoint Saturday. About 7:20 a.m., Off ... Read More


NPD arrests two shooting suspects

On Sunday, authorities with the Newnan Police Department arrested two men believed to be involved in two shootings that occurred over the la ... Read More


Grantville merges with county emergency dispatch

During Monday’s city council meeting, the city of Grantville voted to sign a memorandum of understanding to integrate its computer aid ... Read More


Marijuana odor leads to arrests of wanted men

Senoia police arrested four men Sunday after an officer noticed how strongly they smelled of marijuana in a convenience store. About 12:30 a ... Read More


Edwards receives President’s Award from GTA

Tavores Edwards, Coweta’s transportation manager, is the 2014 recipient of the Georgia Transit Association’s President’s A ... Read More

Breakdown: Grantville clerks leave town

It's a one-two punch that could put Grantville on the ropes. The recent resignations of longstanding city clerks Tonya Wheelus and Tracey To ... Read More