ST. LOUIS (AP) — The parents of a 14-year-old Missouri boy who was killed while riding a 430-foot drop-tower ride at a Florida amusement park say their son's death was preventable.
Tyre Sampson's parents sued its owner, manufacturer and landlord on Monday, claiming they were negligent and failed to provide a safe amusement ride.
Tyre's mother, Nekia Dodd, said at a news conference in St. Louis Tuesday that the ride in Orlando should be taken down completely as it poses "too much of a risk."
At a news conference in Orlando, the teen's father, Yarnell Sampson, agreed. The lawsuit says the defendants failed to warn Sampson about the risks.