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tyler jarrell killed in ride malfunction at ohio state fair
Tyler Jarrell Killed in Ride Accident at State Fair

“Fire Ball Ride Malfunctions”

COLUMBUS, OHIO (July 26, 2017) – At least one person was killed and seven more were injured after a ride malfunctioned at the state fair on Wednesday, according to a local news source. (map)

The accident happened around 7:30 pm at the Ohio State Fair. A ride called the “Fire Ball” malfunctioned, and witnesses at the scene say it was going too fast, causing at least one person to fly out. The ride operator then hit the emergency stop button, causing a chair section on the ride to shear off and fly to the ground.

18 year old Tyler Jarrell was tragically killed in the accident. Seven other people were injured, including three in critical condition. The ride has been shut down and an investigation is ongoing at this time.

“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all the family members and friends  of Tyler Jarrell affected by this tragic accident,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law Firm. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those involved.”

We at Lexton Law Firm extend our sincerest sympathies to the family of the victim in this tragic accident. We are so sorry for your loss. While we do handle personal injury cases, we write these blogs as an informative measure, to alert families that they may have a wrongful death claim. Choosing an attorney is a personal decision, and one we respect entirely. We would like the opportunity to help you through this difficult time. With decades of experience in the field of accidents, we are prepared to handle everything for you so that you do not have to worry about anything during this time of mourning. Gathering police and coroner’s reports, talking with insurance companies, and filing claims on your behalf are just some of the duties we would like to take off your shoulders. If you are interested, please call us today at (877) 541-2111. We are here to help you.


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