Investigators reveal what's next for the Ohio State Fair's Fire Ball ride
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) - The tear-down continues after the end of the Ohio State Fair's 2017 run on Sunday, but one ride will remain on the Midway until further notice: the Fire Ball, which malfunctioned on the fair's first day, killing one teenager and injuring seven other people. The Ohio State Highway Patrol said the ride will remain in place, behind a fence and partially obscured by material until the investigation is completed.
As for when that will be, there's no timeline, said Lt. Richard Sellars of the patrol. He said the patrol's investigation is ongoing. Additionally, the attorneys for the family of Tyler Jarrell, 18, who was killed, said they will seek their own investigation. Ride maker KMG on Sunday said corrosion on the inside of the ride's arm led to the mishap.
Four victims remain hospitalized. At least one of them is in critical condition and one remains in a coma.