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Conyers man dies after fall at Turner Field
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UPDATED: The fan who fell off an upper level platform of Turner Field at Monday night's Braves game and died was identified as 29-year-old Ronald Homer of Conyers.

According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Homer fell 65 feet in the parking lot just after the rain-delayed game against the Phillies started at 9 p.m. He was transported to Atlanta Medical where he later died. According to Associated Press reports, witnesses described the death as accidental and no foul play was suspected. It was not reported if alcohol or wet conditions were a factor. An autopsy is reportedly planned for Tuesday.

His mother Connie Homer of Conyers told the Associated Press that her son, an only child, called her from the game and said that rain was starting to let up and he was preparing to go back in the stadium. She said he ended the call in his typical way, telling his mother he loved her.

"It's one of those devastating things," said Homer's uncle Robert Homer.

Homer was a 2001 graduate of Rockdale County High School where he had been the captain of the basketball team, said his uncle. Ron was a sports fanatic, following everything from baseball to NASCAR and mixed martial arts. He recevied an academic scholarship to study sports medicine at Emory University's Oxford College, said his uncle.

In recent years, after a brief marriage and divorce, he was living at home with his parents and working for various landscaping jobs and companies. But he had extended family around him - he and his father were close and the Homers have roots in Rockdale going back seven generations. Ron had also recently started a new relationship. "He seemed like he was on the right path to a nice romance," said Robert.

Ron Homer was reportedly the second spectator to die from falling off upper levels in the last five years at Turner Field. In 2008, a 25-year-old Cumming man fell 150 feet onto the field and died during a Braves-Mets game.

"There's no excuse," said Robert Homer about the facilities at Turner Field. "There's got to be something to protect the patrons... I'm not going to let this one be swept under the rug."

Last year, at the Georgia Dome, a 25-year-old Tennessee man died after falling off the railing during a Tennessee-North Carolina football game.