Tyre Sampson’s family gathers to remember teen on his birthday

Tyre Sampson would have turned 15 on August 17, 2022. He died in March after falling off a freefall ride at Icon Park.
Published: Aug. 17, 2022 at 4:24 PM CDT
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ST. LOUIS (KMOV) – The family of a St. Louis area teenager killed in a Florida amusement park accident gathered in Florida Wednesday to honor him.

Tyre Sampson would have turned 15 on August 17, 2022. He died in March after falling off a FreeFall ride at Icon Park.

A Florida lawmaker joined the family on Wednesday in calling for the ride to be taken down. Tyre’s father has said that is now his mission.

The family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit.