SANDUSKY, Ohio, Aug. 13 ( Danielle Haynes ) — A guest at the Cedar Point Park amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio, died Thursday after being struck by a roller coaster, officials at the facility said.
The guest, whose name was not reported, was killed after entering a restricted area for the Raptor roller coaster.
“At 5 p.m., a guest entered a restricted, fenced area of Raptor and was struck by the ride,” the park said in a statement. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.”
The Raptor, built in 1994, reaches speeds up to 57 mph, the park’s website says.