Ohio State Fair accident victims reach settlement


COLUMBUS (AP) — Those injured in a deadly accident last summer at the Ohio State Fair have reached a settlement with the state.

The settlement was announced during an Ohio Expositions Commission meeting Thursday.

According to the motion, the settlement’s terms include no money coming out of the state treasury and the plaintiffs fully releasing the state and the expositions commission.

The Fire Ball ride broke apart at the state fair in July 2017, killing 18-year-old high-school student Tyler Jarrell and injuring seven people. Dutch manufacturer KMG says the cause was excessive corrosion of a support beam.

Fair spokeswoman Alicia Shoults says the lawsuit must be filed and the settlement approved by the state Court of Claims for the deal to move forward.

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