COLUMBUS, Ohio - The county prosecutor in Columbus has announced no criminal charges will be filed in the Ohio State Fair accident case.
The determination came from Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien that there was not enough evidence to proceed with a criminal case in the deadly Ohio State Fair ride malfunction. Troopers interviewed more than 80 witnesses. The Ohio Department of Agriculture, Amusements of America, the Expo Center, and the Consumer Products Safety Commission were also involved in the investigation.
The state highway patrol says the Fireball ride will remain securely stored at the State Fairgrounds until it's released to Amusements of America. 18-year-old Tyler Jarrell was killed and seven others injured when the ride broke July 26th, the fair's opening day.