One person killed, dozens injured at Kennywood in storm

Posted Sunday, June 2, 2002 2:49 PM | Contributed by FoF

A 29-year old woman was killed and dozens were injured Friday night at Kennywood Park, where the roof of a structure that houses a ride collapsed in severe storms. As of Sunday, 10 remained hospitalized. The accident happened around 7 p.m. at The Whip, which is in the Lost Kennywood area of the amusement park. A spokeswoman said there were riders on the Whip's 16 cars when the roof collapsed. People were reportedly running for safety as trees fell, branches snapped off, and debris flew around in winds that reached 80 mph.

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