A 19-year-old woman died of a disease more than a year after suffering a traumatic brain injury in a fatal accident at the Ohio State Fair last year.
A lawyer for Jennifer Lambert announced that his client died Friday at Western Reserve Hospital in Northeast Ohio. She had been in long-term care since the accident that killed Tyler Jarrell, 18.
Attorney James Arnold said Lambert died of liver failure and that his death might not be directly related to the injuries he suffered when the Fireball ride broke.
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The victim of the Fire Ball accident, Jennifer Lambert (left and right), 19, died Saturday at a long-term care facility in Ohio. He reportedly died of liver failure
Lambert was 18 years old when a gondola on the ride of the Ohio State Fair crashed against the middle of July 26, 2017 (pictured)
"The only connection, at least, that I can say to date is … that's the reason why she was in the facility where she was and I think in a more vulnerable and susceptible state," said the lawyer. .
An autopsy will be performed to shed light on the woman's medical condition, Columbus Dispatch reported.
Earlier this year, Lambert received a $ 1.8 million agreement from the trip owner and two private inspection companies. His lawyer said that the money has been put into a trust.
Lambert was 18 years old when a gondola in the Ball of Fire crashed half way on July 26, 2017, injuring seven people aged between 14 and 42 years.
The video showed wagons that kept several passengers shearing during the operation, ejecting the riders in the middle of the swing and throwing them to the ground.
The accident claimed the life of Tyler Jarrell, a recent high school graduate and US Marine Corps recruit (pictured left and right with his mother)
Tyler Jarrell died of blunt force trauma injuries after being thrown 50 feet into the air when the trip broke up.
A week before the tragic accident, the 18-year-old high school graduate had enlisted in the US Marine Corps. UU
Tyler Jarrell's mother, Amber Duffield, published a statement on 10TV about Lambert's death.
"This is a very unfortunate change in what was already an unfortunate circumstance for the life of his son to be," he said. "My heart hurts for this family."
The manufacturer of the attraction, KMG, blamed the accident on an arm of rusted steel that held the car.
The manufacturer of the attraction, KMG, blamed the accident that killed one and injured seven on a rusted steel arm that contained the car