COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A coroner says preliminary findings show the man killed after a ride fell apart at the Ohio State Fair in Columbus died of blunt force trauma.
Franklin County Coroner Anahi Ortiz said Friday that 18-year-old Tyler Jerrell suffered head, trunk and lower extremity injuries when he was thrown into the air after a ride called the Fire Ball ride malfunctioned Wednesday. Seven people were injured, several critically.READ MORE: 'Tactless Finger Pointing': Baltimore Officials Push Back On Hogan's Criticisms Of The City During 'Re-Fund The Police' Announcement
Jerrell’s family has hired an attorney to possibly pursue a wrongful death lawsuit.
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Jerrell would have been a high school senior. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps a week before the accident.
Some rides on the state fair midway have reopened after being inspected by state officials.Ravens CB Marlon Humphrey To Speak At Graduation Ceremony For People Who Completed Drug Treatment
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