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Teen injured in Ohio State Fair ride accident dies

One of the six gondolas on the Fire Ball at the fair broke loose, killing 18-year-old Tyler Jarrell, and injuring seven others on July 26, 2017.
Jennifer Lambert

One of the victims injured in the ride accident at the Ohio State Fair last year has died.

The family’s attorney confirmed 18-year-old Jennifer Lambert died Friday at 8:05 p.m.

She was last at a long-term care facility in Geneva.

One of the six gondolas on the Fire Ball at the fair broke loose, killing 18-year-old Tyler Jarrell, and injuring seven others on July 26, 2017.

Lambert suffered a traumatic brain injury.

Her attorney told 10TV earlier this year that it was unknown whether she would ever be self-supporting.

In April, a $1.7 million settlement was approved for Lambert.

Tyler Jarrell's mother, Amber Duffield released the following statement in regards to Lambert's death:

“This is a most unfortunate change in what was already an unfortunate circumstance to have your child’s life be. My heart hurts for this family. However I will say get behind #housebill631 so that NO family ends up where we are because they went to have a day of fun.”

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