State shuts down multiple rides at Bartow County Fair

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CARTERSVILLE, GA (CBS46) – Investigators tried to determine why the Orient Express roller coaster malfunctioned in Cartersville, causing a moment of chaos.

“My kids always want to go to it, but now I feel it isn’t safe,” Eyewitness Randi McCoy said.

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McCoy said her children rode the roller coaster just minutes before the incident.

“Everybody was screaming, hollering and running and the only thing I could do was grab my two little girls and move out of the way of the chaos,” McCoy said.

“I saw the ride tipped over and I saw people jumping off and pulling their kids off,” Eyewitness Whitney Castro said.

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