COLUMBUS - According to NBC 4 Columbus, one person is dead, five are critically injured after a reported ride malfunction at the Ohio State Fair on Wednesday evening.
One other person is in stable condition, according to Battalion Chief Steve Martin.
The Ohio State Fair tweeted out the following just after 7:30 p.m.
There has been a report of a ride incident. We are investigating and will report information as available.— Ohio State Fair (@OhioStateFair) July 26, 2017
Ohio Governor John Kasich added this note on Twitter:
Gov. Kasich's statement on tonight's incident at the Ohio State Fair. pic.twitter.com/PFjfHWMIab— John Kasich (@JohnKasich) July 27, 2017
Wednesday was opening day at the Fair, which runs through August 6.
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