Ohio man killed by Cedar Point roller coaster - Metro US

Ohio man killed by Cedar Point roller coaster

Ohio teacher, James A. Young, who was struck by roller coaster Thursday.
WEWS NewsChannel 5

An Ohio man on Thursday entered a restricted area of an amusement park in Sundusky, Ohio and was fatally struck by a roller coaster.

The man, 45-year-old James A. Young, reportedly climbed over a fence to search for his cellphone when the roller coaster “The Raptor” struck the back of his head, according to The Blaze.

An eyewitness reported in WEWS-TV that she saw paramedics trying to revive the school teacher from East Canton.

The amusement park, Cedar Point, shut down a few roller coasters after the incident and expressed its condolencences for the family.

Cedar Point said in a statement: “At 5 p.m. guest entered a restricted, fenced area of Raptor and was struck by the ride.” It says its “thoughts and prayers go out to the family.”

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