COLUMBUS, Ohio (WDTN) — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed bill 189 Wednesday, creating Tyler’s Law, a measure calling for improvement to amusement ride safety protocols, including more inspections and better record keeping.
The move comes after 18-year-old Tyler Jarrell died, and seven others were injured, when the Fire Ball ride broke apart at the 2017 Ohio State Fair.
Tyler had planned to pursue a career with the marines.
An emergency clause in Tyler’s Law will allow the bill to go immediately into effect.Grab the FREE WDTN News App from the Apple Store or Google play. Stay up to date with all the local news, weather and sports as well as live newscasts and events as they happen.