Tragedy struck the Denver Broncos and the National Football League last night as a fan has heartbreakingly passed away.
The Broncos took on the Houston Texans at Mile High Stadium on Monday Night Football, winning the game 27-9. However, the joy of the win was short-lived as it was revealed that a fan was in a serious condition after falling from the top deck at Mile High Stadium.
Unfortunately, we can now report that the man - who left his home that night to enjoy a game of football - has died.
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The man, named as Jason Coy, lived in Colorado and apparently toppled backwards off the railing at the stadium and plummeted to down the stairs after watching his side beat the Texans.
'He fell backwards and just… every level. Each level that he fell down he hit his head and… it was pretty gruesome,' Michael Martinez, a Mile High employee, said to CBS Denver.
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According to the early findings of a police investigation, the 36-year-old Coy fell a "severe height", which is believed to be around 60 feet.
“At this time it appears this man was sitting on top of a railing, lost his balance and fell about 60 feet,” Denver Police Department spokesman Doug Schepman commented.
“The Denver Broncos are extremely saddened to learn that Jason Coy, the fan who fell over a stairwell railing at Monday night’s game, has passed away," the Broncos said in a statement. "Along with Stadium Management Company, we extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to his family and friends."
Coy leaves behind a wife and five children, ages 11, 8, 5, 2, and 6 months. Our thoughts go out to them at this time.