COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio Governor John Kasich has released a statement on the ride accident at the Ohio State Fair:
“I am terribly saddened by this accident, by the loss of life and that people were injured enjoying Ohio’s fair. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those grieving and injured. I have ordered a full investigation into this incident and have ordered that all fair rides be shut down until additional safety inspections can be completed.”
Officals have confirmed that one person is dead, 6 have been injured – 5 critically – after the Fireball ride malfunctioned.