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Candlestick Park fan who fell to his death is identified

September 09, 2013|By Teresa Watanabe and Sam Farmer

The fan who fell to his death Sunday at Candlestick Park during the Packers-49ers game has been identified by the San Francisco medical examiner as 32-year-old Kevin Hayes of Hayward.

Hayes died after falling from an elevated pedestrian walkway, although results from an autopsy are still pending, the medical examiner’s office said Monday.

Hayes fell to the sidewalk at 1:03 p.m. as he was walking on the overpass, which leads from the parking area to the stadium, said San Francisco police Lt. Laura Knight. She said off-duty medics and police officers rendered first aid until an ambulance arrived, but he died at the hospital or on the way there.

She would not confirm witness reports that Hayes appeared intoxicated, and she had no details on how far he fell or what injuries he suffered.

"The San Francisco 49ers ... would like to express our deepest condolences to the family during this difficult time," the home team said in a statement published on 

In 2007, a 31-year-old fan died during a 49ers game after falling 20 feet from an upper concourse at Candlestick Park.


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