Teen killed on fair ride remembered at vigil

posted by Ken Stevens -

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN) -- Friends gathered at Franklin Heights High School Thursday night for a vigil in honor of Tyler Jarrell.

The 18-year old was killed in Wednesday night's accident involving a ride at the Ohio State Fair.

Jarrell was about to start his senior year and had just enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps after taking part in ROTC and the Columbus Police Explorers Program.

Five of those who were hurt when the Fire Ball ride broke up remain in the hospital. Three of them are still in critical condition.

The fair's midway is closed until all rides are double-checked.

Governor John Kasich told reporters on Thursday that the victims and families will not be forgotten and that an investigation into the cause of the crash will be complete and thorough.

Kasich also said the fair's midway will remain closed until all rides are inspected and re-inspected.

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