Tennessee fan dies of apparent heart attack at Battle at Bristol
Tennessee fans are celebrating a well-deserved victory in the Battle at Bristol, but there is a reason to mourn as well.
Kevin Long suffered an apparent heart attack while tailgating with friends before Saturday’s record-setting affair, according to The Tennessean. Long was quickly transported via helicopter to Bristol Regional Medical Center but was pronounced dead that evening.
A record-setting crowd of nearly 160,000 fans were in attendance to see Tennessee’s 45-24 win over Virginia Tech.