By Maya Rhodan
August 14, 2015

A roller coaster struck and killed a patron at an Ohio theme park died on Thursday, park officials said. The patron reportedly entered a “restricted, fenced area” of the Raptor roller coaster at the Cedar Point Theme Park at about 5 p.m. local time. The guest was soon after struck by the coaster and later died.

Several details about the incident, including the gender and age of the patron, have not yet been released. Cedar Point tweeted that their “thoughts and prayers” are with the patrons family. Local investigators are currently investigating the incident, according to a statement published by Fox8 News in Cleveland.

Cedar Point, located in Sandusky, Ohio, bills itself as the “roller coaster capital of the world.”

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