COLUMBUS, Ohio – Columbus fire officials have told WBNS that one person is dead and 6 have been injured – 5 critically – after a ride malfunctioned at the Ohio State Fair.
The malfunction happened as people rode the Fireball Wednesday evening, officials confirmed.
Ohio Governor John Kasich said in a statement on Twitter that he was “terribly saddened by this accident, by this loss of life and that people were injured.”
The Ohio State Fair said in a statement on Twitter, “There has been a report of a ride incident. We are investigating and will report information as available.”
What caused the malfunction is not yet clear.
There has been a report of a ride incident. We are investigating and will report information as available.
— Ohio State Fair (@OhioStateFair) July 26, 2017
— Negative Bone (@eckardbills) July 26, 2017
Gov. Kasich's statement on tonight's incident at the Ohio State Fair. pic.twitter.com/PFjfHWMIab
— John Kasich (@JohnKasich) July 27, 2017