There’s a push to tear down the Florida ride that Tyre Sampson fell from

Published: Jun. 22, 2022 at 2:19 PM CDT
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ORLANDO, Fl. (KMOV) – There is a new push to tear down a ride in an Orlando amusement park months after a St. Louis teenager fell to his death.

Tyre Sampson died earlier this year after falling off the FreeFall ride in ICON Park.

Wednesday, state leaders in Florida held a community conversation about the future of the ride and the park. A state official told a crowd that the first stage of the investigation into the 14-year-old’s death is almost complete.

Sampson’s family is calling on the park to install seatbelts and post warnings about height and weight limits. They have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against multiple businesses.