ATLANTA - Alcohol was a factor in the death of a 25-year-old man who fell down a stairwell at Turner Field during the game between the Atlanta Braves and New York Mets.
Justin Hayes, of Cumming, Ga., suffered head injuries Wednesday night and was taken to a local hospital. He fell about 150 feet from the club level to the landing on the field level during the eighth inning.
The investigation is "pointing toward drinking. Alcohol was a factor," Atlanta police department spokesman Ronald Campbell said yesterday.
Campbell said Hayes might have been sliding down the hand rails when he fell.