Did Teen’s Big Size Factor In Florida Amusement Ride Death?
A rising middle school football player in Missouri, only 14 but already 6 feet, 5 inches tall and well over 300 pounds, Tyre Sampson fell to his death from a towering Florida amusement ride.
Lawyers for his family want to know if negligence about his size, or other factors, played a role.
Investigators on Saturday continued to examine what happened Thursday night when Sampson dropped out of his seat from a 430-foot, free-fall amusement park ride that is taller than the Statue of Liberty along a busy street at ICON Park in the heart of Orlando’s tourist district not far from Disney World. The deadly incident happened around 11 p.m.
According to KMOV, Tyre's father Yarnell Sampson, said that Tyre was in Florida training with his coaches and teammates through the STL Bad Boys Football Program. He took some time off to have some fun Thursday night.