COLUMBUS, OH (WOIO) - There was a fatal accident Wednesday evening at the Ohio State Fair.
It happened around 7:30 p.m., when a piece of the Fire Ball ride detached from the machine.
The ride has several arms, which are holding separate clustered areas for riders to sit. Video of the incident appears to show one of the arms, on a down pendulum swing, hit a guard rail and detach, sending one section of seated riders flying through the air.
Officials say some riders flew as many as 20 to 30 feet in the air before crash landing.
One person is said to have been killed in the crash. Several others are said to have been injured.
Gov. John Kasich shut down the rest of the rides at the fair after the accident. Kasich said the Fire Ball had been inspected several times.