Guest killed after walking into restricted area, being hit by roller coaster at Cedar Point

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SANDUSKY, Ohio (Aug. 13, 2015) – A guest died after being hit by a roller coaster at Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio, Thursday evening.

According to WJW, the incident happened around 5 p.m. after a guest entered a restricted area near the Raptor roller coaster before being struck and killed.

WJW identified the victim as James Young, 45, East Canton, Ohio. Young lost some of his belongings while riding the Raptor and went to retrieve them.

Cedar Point officials released a statement about the incident:

At approximately 5 p.m., a guest entered a restricted, fenced area of the Raptor roller coaster and was struck by the ride. Park safety officials responded immediately to the situation. Unfortunately the guest has passed away. Local authorities are on the scene conducting an investigation.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family at this time.

For updates on this story, visit WJW’s website.

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