One killed, several injured after report of incident on ride at Ohio State Fair
MattGush/iStock/Thinkstock(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — One person was killed after an incident on a ride at the Ohio State Fair in Columbus, a spokesperson for the Ohio Highway Patrol told ABC News.
Several more people were injured in the reported incident, the spokesperson added.
The Grant Medical Center in Columbus has admitted three patients, hospital spokesperson Mark Hopkins told ABC News. Two of the three patients are in fair and stable condition, while the third is in critical and stable condition. Hopkins said the hospital is not expecting any additional patients.
At least three more patients were transported to the Ohio State University Wexler Medical Center.
The official Twitter account for the Ohio State Fair confirmed the report and said it is investigating the incident.
Columbus Fire Battalion Chief Steve Martin said people were trapped on the ride, ABC Columbus affiliate WSYX reported.
Video of the incident showed passengers ejected from the Fireball ride and thrown a significant distance.
Wednesday marked the first day of the fair, which is scheduled to run through Aug. 6, according to the fair’s website.
Ohio Governor John Kasich issued a statement Wednesday night ordering all rides at the fair be closed “until additional safety inspections can be completed.”
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