The Ohio State Fair
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Funeral Held for Teen Killed in Ohio State Fair Malfunction

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Funeral services have been held for a teenager killed when a spinning and swinging amusement park ride broke apart at the Ohio State Fair.

Family and friends gathered in Grove City on Tuesday for the services for 18-year-old Tyler Jarrell. Police officers and U.S. Marines were there to honor Jarrell, who had recently enlisted in the Marines.

The young man also had been a member of the Columbus Police Explorers program, which shows teenagers what it’s like to be a police officer.

Jarrell’s funeral procession passed by a McDonald’s restaurant where he worked.

The funeral was at Grove City United Methodist Church.

An investigation into what caused the ride to break apart last week is continuing.