Carnival Ride Dismantled

A ride similar to one that broke apart with deadly consequences at the Ohio State Fair this week has been removed from a county fair in suburban Denver.

The director of Arapahoe County Open Spaces, Shannon Carter, says that the “Freak Out” ride was dismantled early Friday “out of an abundance of caution and out of respect for the victims” in Ohio.

The ride had recently passed a state inspection.

Carter says in-depth safety checks will be done on the remaining rides at the county fair every day. Normally those are done once a month.