Man jumps fence at Cedar Point, is hit and killed by coaster

File photo of The Raptor CREDIT: Cedar Point

SANDUSKY, Ohio (WKYC) –A Cedar Point guest died after he was struck by the Raptor roller coaster around 5 p.m. Thursday.

According to a statement from the amusement park, the guest was in a restricted area of the park surrounded by a fence when it happened.

The Erie County Coroner Dr. Brian Baxter told WKYC Channel 3 that the victim is a man in his 40s. His identity is not being released until his family is notified.

Cedar Point police and the Sandusky Police Department are investigating. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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