By Robin

A devastating accident on an Ohio State Fair amusement park ride killed 1 and injured 7 yesterday, forcing Governor John Kasich to order all rides shut down and a full investigation.

According to PEOPLE, the Fire Ball ride at the Columbus fair, had a major malfunction when one of the chairs containing riders broke off and went sailing thru the air.

The ride reaches 40 feet in the air, and according to witnesses, the ride seemed to be going too fast when the incident occurred.

An 18-year old man was killed and 7 other injured ranging in ages from 14 to 42.

One witness described the scene to Good Morning America saying “I turned my head and couldn’t watch it.”

Watch his description below from GMA on Twitter:


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