Fan dies after fall from upper deck at Atlanta's Turner Field

Mother: Son was a life-long Braves fan

ATLANTA - 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's mother says her son was a life-long Braves fan.
 
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.

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.

Heavy rains had led to a nearly two-hour delay of the game, which was scheduled to start at 7:10 p.m.

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