Originally posted on The Last Angry Fan  |  Last updated 8/31/12

(credit: Anna-Megan Raley/CBS Houston)

Terribly sad news out of Houston as reports have surfaced that a 45-year-old man died during the Vikings-Texans preseason game at Reliant Stadium after falling off an escalator—pictured here—and plunging more than three stories to his death. Apparently the fan was fooling around on the escalator when he lost his balance and fell to the pavement.

Not surprisingly alcohol may have played a role in the man’s death.

From CBS Houston…

A 45-year old man attending the Texans preseason finale against the Minnesota Vikings fell to his death while horse-playing on an escalator at the Coca-Cola Gate near the northeast side of Reliant Stadium.

He was trying to slide down the outside of the handrail on the escalator when he fell three stories, landing on the pavement, police said.

He was rushed to Memorial Hermann Southwest.

The man, whose identity is still unknown to CBS Houston at this time, was said to be dead on arrival. Sources say the man had been under the influence of alcohol.

Just an awful, heartbreaking story, and somewhat reminiscent of last year’s incident where a Rangers fan fell to his death after falling over an outfield railing at the Ballpark in Arlington. Obviously thoughts and prayers go out to the deceased gentleman’s family and friends.

[H/T to Deadspin]

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