Fan falls to death at Texans' Reliant Stadium
HOUSTON -- A fan who attended a pre-season Houston Texans' game at Reliant Stadium fell to his death from an escalator.
The Houston Medical Examiner's Office confirmed in an email Friday that it received the body. The medical examiner's website says the man died in a Houston emergency room.
Houston police spokesman Kese Smith said the fall occurred at the north end of the stadium and the fan's condition wasn't known.
Shannon Stone fell about 20 feet onto concrete when he tumbled over the left-field railing after catching the ball and falling into an area out of sight from the field as the Rangers faced Oakland. Cooper Stone, his 9-year-old son, witnessed the fall during the second inning.
In April, a statue of Stone and his son was dedicated to Rangers fans in front of the home plate gate at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Railings also were raised throughout the ballpark before this season.