At least one person killed after ride incident at the Ohio State Fair


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.”

State officials began inspecting some of the rides on Monday, CNN affiliate WSYX reported. More than 70 rides were to be inspected.

The Dispatch reported the inspections were delayed by recent rain.

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