Guest Hit by Roller Coaster at Kings Island Dies from Injuries

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Written By Kanisha Laing

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A guest at an amusement park who was hit by a fast roller coaster last week has died from his injuries, according to authorities.

Arntanaro Nelson, 38, from Wilmington, Ohio, was struck by the Banshee roller coaster at Kings Island amusement park in Mason on Wednesday. The park is about 25 miles northeast of Cincinnati.

Nelson was found with a critical injury and taken to the hospital for treatment. Ohio officials announced on Monday that Nelson died on Friday.

At the time of the accident, the Mason Police Department said that Nelson was in a restricted area of the park looking for his keys under the ride.

The Hamilton County Coroner’s Office called Nelson’s death a “suspected accident.” The incident is still under investigation.

The Banshee roller coaster was closed after the accident but reopened on Saturday. Kings Island’s website says Banshee is the world’s longest steel inverted roller coaster.

“Banshee has a 167-foot lift hill, 150-foot first drop, a dive loop, a vertical loop around the lift hill, a zero-gravity roll, batwing inversions, an outside loop, spiral, in-line roll, and carousel, reaching speeds up to 68 mph!” the website states.

“Due to the natural terrain under Banshee, riders experience an elevation change of 208 feet from the highest point, the 167-foot lift hill, to the lowest point with the batwing inversions.”

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