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Sep 9, 2013 4:37 PM by ASSOCIATED PRESS

Death of fan in fall called an accident

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Authorities believe the death of a man who fell from a pedestrian overpass outside Candlestick Park during a Giants football game Sunday was an accident.

San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr said Monday that early indications show that 32-year-old Kevin Hayes of Hayward fell accidentally.

Suhr said alcohol may have played a role. Multiple witnesses reported that Hayes appeared to be intoxicated before he fell over the rail to a sidewalk below.

Hayes fell while walking with his brother on a bridge raised above four lanes of traffic outside the stadium.

The death came just after kickoff in what was eventually San Francisco's 34-28 win over Green Bay.

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee called the incident "very unfortunate."

Also Sunday, a railing collapsed at the Colts game against the Raiders in Indianapolis, injuring two unidentified fans.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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