On Thursday night during the preseason finale between the Minnesota Vikings and the Houston Texans, a 25-year-old fan tragically died after falling off a fifth-floor escalator and landing on the ground floor at Reliant Stadium. Houston Police Department spokesman John Cannon told the AP that the circumstances of the fall were still under investigation but that they consider the death accidental. The man will not be identified until the family is informed. According to the AP story, the man was transported to the Memorial Hermann Hospital after the fall, but he passed away in the emergency room.
The SB Nation Minnesota staff extends their heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the victim during this difficult time.