August 31, 2015
By Associated Press
A fan plunged to his death from an upper deck at Turner Field during a game between the Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees.
Gregory K. Murrey, 60, of Alpharetta, Georgia died after falling during the seventh inning of Saturday’s game into a lower-level stand, according to Mary Beth Hauptle, an investigator with the Fulton County Medical Examiner.
The fall immediately followed the introduction of Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez as a pinch hitter. The game wasn’t delayed while medical personnel treated the man for about 10 minutes, applying CPR before putting him on a backboard.
Murrey was pronounced dead at Grady Memorial Hospital a short time later.
Investigators have not determined what caused Murrey to fall, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and an autopsy will be conducted to determine whether alcohol was a factor.
This is the second fan to die from a fall at Turner Field in two years; a third person died in 2008, the Journal-Constitution reported.
In 2013, an Atlanta Braves fan fell from the upper deck during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies, and later died.