It was the first day of the fair.
Three patients were transported to Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, hospital spokeswoman Eileen Scahill said.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich tweeted his condolences.
“I am terribly saddened by this accident, by the loss of life and that people were injured enjoying Ohio’s fair. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those grieving and injured,” Kasich said. “I have ordered a full investigation into this incident and have ordered that all fair rides be shut down until additional safety inspections can be completed.”
The Dispatch reported the inspections were delayed by recent rain.
Developing story – more to come