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DA: Ride Owner Bypassed Key Switch Before NC State Fair Mishap

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Prosecutors say the owner of a thrill ride tampered with the machine prior to an October mishap at the North Carolina State Fair that seriously injured three patrons. Wake County Assistant […]


A CCBI officer, left, and a Wake County Sheriff officer examine the Vortex ride at the North Carolina State Fair in Raleigh, North Carolina, Friday, October 25, 2013. Five people were injured when the ride malfunctioned on Thursday night.  (credit: Ethan Hyman/Getty Images)

Ride Operator Charged After NC Fair Accident

Authorities say a man who was operating a ride at the North Carolina State Fair has been charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon after the ride injured five people.