NBC News states that a trooper placed a call around 7:24 pm on Wednesday to report the horrific accident that occurred at the Ohio State Fair.
The ride that malfunctioned and caused the accident is called the Fire Ball, which swings from side to side like a pendulum.
The accident was captured on camera and was posted to YouTube. The video shows the pendulum swinging to one side while the seats start breaking off, and then shows people being flung into the air and dropping down onto the ground.
The man killed from the accident was 18-year-old Tyler Jarrell of Columbus, Ohio. The people who were injured in this accident were Tamika Dunlap, 36; Russell Franks, 42; Keziah Lewis, 19; Jacob Andrews, 22, Jennifer Lambert, 18; and Abdihakim Hussein, 19.
It was reported that the ride had been inspected multiple times a few days prior to the accident, and it had received regular inspections once the fair opened.
Ohio Governor John Kasich has ordered an investigation of the accident and has had all of the rides at the state fair closed while more safety inspections are completed.