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Cedar Point guest dies after entering restricted area, being struck by roller coaster

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Posted at 7:51 PM, Aug 13, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-13 19:51:10-04

SANDUSKY, Ohio -- A guest was fatally struck by a roller coaster at Cedar Point amusement park in Ohio on Thursday after entering a restricted, fenced area near the ride, according to WJW.

Cedar Point released a statement about the accident:

"At approximately 5 p.m., a guest entered a restricted, fenced area of the Raptor roller coaster and was struck by the ride. Park safety officials responded immediately to the situation. Unfortunately the guest has passed away. Local authorities are on the scene conducting an investigation. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family at this time."

No other information is available at this time. More information here.