Newly enlisted Marine killed in ride malfunction at Ohio State Fair
COLUMBUS, Ohio (KDKA/AP) – A newly enlisted Marine died when a thrill ride broke apart at the Ohio State Fair.
The State Highway Patrol says seven others were injured Wednesday when the Fire Ball ride malfunctioned and sent riders flying into the air.
The patrol identified the man who was killed as Tyler Jarrell, 18, of Columbus. Jarrell had recently enlisted in the United States Marine Corps.
The others injured range in age from 14 to 42.
A video shows the ride’s large arm in motion above its platform when a crashing sound is heard and a four-passenger carriage on the arm breaks apart. Riders can be seen flying into the air.
The fair is open again Thursday, but all of its amusement rides remain closed.The others injured range in age from 14 to 42.