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NFL fan had high blood-alcohol level in fatal fall

Tuesday - 9/25/2012, 7:33pm  ET

HOUSTON (AP) - A Texas coroner says the fan who fell to his death at the Houston Texans' stadium during a preseason game had a blood-alcohol level that was twice the legal limit for driving at the time of the accident.

The Harris County medical examiner's office said Tuesday that an autopsy determined that 25-year-old Jonathon Kelly of Houston died of multiple blunt-force traumas.

The autopsy also found he had a blood-alcohol level of 0.16. The legal limit for driving in 0.08.

Kelly fell 60 feet from an escalator at Reliant Stadium on Aug. 31, during a preseason game between the Texans and Minnesota Vikings. Panicked witnesses called 911 and he was rushed to Houston hospital, where he died.

Medical examiner spokeswoman Tricia Bentley says the death was ruled an accident.


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