Fan Who Died After Falling From Upper Deck During Braves-Yankees Game in Atlanta Is ID’d
A fan who fell from the upper deck during the seventh inning of a Braves vs.Yankees game at Turner Field, Saturday night, has died.
The victim has been identified as 60-year-old Greg Murrey of Alpharetta.
A spokesperson with the Atlanta Braves issued the following statement:
“The Atlanta Braves are deeply saddened by the loss of Greg Murrey at last night’s game. Greg was a valued and longtime season ticket holder and an incredibly passionate Braves fan. This tragic loss is felt throughout Braves Country, and the thoughts and prayers of the entire Braves organization continue to go out to his family and friends.”
Murrey was alive when he left the stadium in an ambulance, but he later died at the hospital.
Fans said the game continued as the seating section where Murrey landed was evacuated. One fan at the game, Stewart Carlan, said he has seen this happen before.
“I’ve seen it at other stadiums and they probably just need to raise the railing so it doesn’t happen again,” says Carlan.
Police could not provide an estimate of how many feet Murrey fell, but it was not a short distance.
This is the third time a fan has fallen to their death at Turner Field in 8 seasons. In 2013, a Conyers man’s death was ruled a suicide when he climbed over a railing and jumped into the player’s parking lot and died. In 2008, a Cumming man fell four levels inside the stadium and died from his injuries.
An autopsy is being conducted to determine the exact cause of death. Those results should be released Monday.