Mother, 2-year-old son dead after fall from third level at Petco Park before Padres game
A mother and her 2-year-old son died on Saturday after falling from the upper deck at Petco Park before the San Diego Padres’ game against the Atlanta Braves, .
The woman, 40, and her son were reportedly eating at a concession area on the third level concourse at the stadium on Saturday afternoon. Witnesses told the Union-Tribune that they suddenly saw the pair falling from the third level down to the street below.
The fall was about six stories. The two, who were not identified, were pronounced dead at the scene just minutes before the first pitch was thrown.
The child’s father was at the stadium, too, though it’s unclear if he was with them when they fell. The incident is still being investigated.