Published: Friday, July 28, 2017 @ 4:58 PM
Updated: Friday, July 28, 2017 @ 9:55 PM
By: Breaking News Staff
UPDATE @ 9:55 p.m.
The Franklin County Coroner on Friday released a preliminary autopsy report for Tyler Jarrell, the 18-year-old killed Wednesday after a ride malfunctioned on opening night of the Ohio State Fair.
Dr. Anahi Ortiz said blunt force injuries to the head, trunk and lower extremities are the preliminary results in the investigation into Jarrell’s death, our media partner 10TV.com WBNS in Columbus reported.
He was killed when the Fire Ball, a swinging and spinning ride, broke apart, killing Jarrell and injuring seven others. Jarrell was pronounced dead at the fairgrounds in Columbus.
The family of Tyler Jarrell, the 18-year-old man killed July 26 at the Ohio State Fair, said it has retained the law firm of Kitrick, Lewis & Harris to investigate the incident and handle the wrongful death case.
Jarrell was killed when the ride Fire Ball malfunctioned at the Ohio State Fair.
Jarrell had joined the U.S. Marine Corps just a week ago and was looking forward to serving his