Man Looking for Phone Killed by Roller Coaster

He jumped a fence at Cedar Point
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 14, 2015 1:42 AM CDT
Man Looking for Phone Killed by Roller Coaster
This photo provided by Cedar Point shows an empty train on the GateKeeper roller coaster in Sandusky, Ohio.   (AP Photo/Cedar Point)

An Ohio man who lost his cellphone on a roller coaster ended up losing his life as well after going back to look for it. Police say 45-year-old James A. Young was killed by the same roller coaster he had just ridden at the Cedar Point amusement park when he hopped a fence and entered a restricted area, reports the Sandusky Register. He was hit by a train on the Raptor, which goes up to 57mph, CNN reports. Police say they're not sure whether he was struck by the train itself or a rider, although nobody else was injured in the incident. The ride was out of action for about an hour but the park stayed open, the Register notes. (A Texas man died after going back into his burning home for his phone.)

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