A malfunctioning amusement sent riders flying into the air before crashing - killing one and injuring seven more on Wednesday eyewitnesses and officials said.
The incident took place at the Ohio State Fair aboard the "Fire Ball" ride, Columbus Battalion Chief Steve Martin told WCMH, leaving 5 out of the 7 surviving victims in critical condition - including a 13-year-old.
In the horrifying video the ride is shown spinning strapped-in revelers around a central point before hoisting them into the air yanking 2 individuals completely from the detached part of the ride.
According to onlooker Justin Eckard, who was there visiting with family, the unloosened car flew off into a nearby area, that was shut down soon after as panic ripped through riders and bystanders.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich said he was "terribly saddened" by the accident and ordered all fair rides closed until further safety checks could be performed.
As of Wednesday evening, fair officials had only confirmed an “incident” at the event via Twitter. Additionally, it's being reported that most of the riders appeared to be teens.
Prayers for all parties involved.