Man taking down materials at State Farm Stadium dies after getting dragged by ATV
Feb 18, 2023, 12:00 PM | Updated: Feb 21, 2023, 2:10 pm
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PHOENIX — A man is dead after he was dragged by a utility terrain vehicle while taking down materials at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, authorities said.
Officers responded to the stadium area Saturday morning and found the man with life-threatening injuries, the Glendale Police Department said in a press release.
He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The victim was later identified as 44-year-old Shawn Eugene Lee, a Georgia resident.
Lee was working to remove a tent while wearing a safety harness that was attached to a utility terrain vehicle.
Police said a coworker, unaware Lee was harnessed to the UTV, got behind the wheel and drove off.
The driver cooperated with officers and allegedly had no signs of impairment.
State Farm Stadium hosted Super Bowl LVII on Sunday, which involved an external and internal transformation of the building.