COLUMBUS, Ohio (WWJ/CBS NEWS) – One person has died and another six were injured when a ride malfunctioned at the Ohio State Fair, according to CBS affiliate WBNS-TV, citing the Columbus Division of Fire.

According to reports a section of “The Fireball” ride fell off — leading to the death and injuries on the opening day of the fair. Ride inspections occurred on Monday, July 24, according to a report from WBNS-TV.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich released a statement on Twitter saying that he is “terribly saddened by this accdent, by this loss of life and that people were injured.”

According to the Columbus Division of Fire of the six injured, five were listed in critical condition. The last was in stable condition.

Stay tuned to WWJ Newsradio 950 [LISTEN LIVE] and for more on this breaking news story.


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