A “super” fan from “The Wall Street of Doom” died Thursday after being struck by a football while trying to save a teammate, authorities said.
The fan, who was struck by the ball on a field in Virginia, died after emergency responders took him to the hospital, said Virginia State Police Lt.
The ball was thrown by a fan from a “high-powered football” as it hit the fan’s head.
“It’s a tragedy for the community,” Kroll said.
“He was a very talented, highly regarded football fan.”
The fan was identified as Kevin Cavanaugh, who played football at North Carolina State University.
He was one of several football fans who had attended the Patriots-Broncos Super Bowl game Thursday night in Philadelphia, which was being broadcast on the ESPN Network.
The Super Bowl is being held in Philadelphia.
Authorities were investigating whether the fan was injured in the accident.
“A Super Bowl ticket holder was struck and died, and an other member of the group, a member of our emergency response team, was treated and released from a hospital after sustaining non-life threatening injuries,” police said in a statement.
The stadium’s main stage was damaged by the accident, with an area of the stage covered with blankets.
“There was an area where the fan sustained non-injury injuries, and the stadium’s Super Bowl stage is currently being cleaned and inspected to ensure the safety of all fans,” a statement from the stadium said.
No other fans were injured in Friday’s accident.