COLUMBUS, Ohio– The Ohio State Highway Patrol released the names of the one person killed and seven others injured during a ride malfunction at the Ohio State Fair Wednesday night.
The incident happened at about 7:24 p.m. on the Fire Ball ride, operated by Amusements of America.
According to the highway patrol, 18-year-old Tyler Jarrell, of Columbus, was pronounced dead at the fairgrounds.
The following people were hurt and taken to area hospitals:
- Tamika Dunlap, 36, of Reynoldsburg, Ohio
- Russell Franks, 42, of Columbus, Ohio
- Keziah Lewis, 19, of Columbus, Ohio
- Jacob Andrews, 22, of Pataskala, Ohio
- Jennifer Lambert, 18, of Columbus, Ohio
- Abdihakim Hussein, 19, of Columbus, Ohio
- A 14 year-old male whose name is being withheld at the request of the family
Anyone who witnessed the accident is asked to contact investigators at 614-799-6633.