REPORT: Another victim of 2017 state fair Fire Ball ride accident has died


Another victim of the 2017 Fire Ball ride accident on the first day of the Ohio State Fair has died, Columbus media are reporting. 

Jennifer Lambert, 19, who suffered a brain injury, died just after 8 p.m. Friday, according to WBNS-TV (10TV.com), which also reported she was last at a long-term care facility in Geneva. 

>> 1 year after state fair tragedy, families ‘live with this every day’

The TV station cited Lambert's attorney, James Arnold. 

The Columbus Dispatch tried but has been unable to reach Arnold or Lambert’s court-appointed guardian, W. Scott Hayes, for comment. 

Tyler Jarrell, 18, was thrown from a gondola and pronounced dead at the scene of the July 26, 2017, incident. Six other people were injured. 

>> Past coverage: 5 ride accidents that happened before state fair tragedy

Lambert received a nearly $1.8 million settlement from the fair. 

According to the Dispatch, a special needs trust was created on her behalf and all net proceeds of the settlement were to go into that trust, according to Licking County Probate Court documents. The documents also stated that the money would continue to go into the trust, the Jennifer Lambert Irrevocable Special Needs Trust, after her death.


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