posted on July 12, 2011 16:24
We may finally get some answers tomorrow morning on that tragic rollercoaster death at Darien Lake Theme Park.
Genesee County Sheriff Gary Maha confirms to WBTA that a news conference will be held at 10:00am Wednesday, regarding the Sheriff’s Department investigation into the tragic accident.
On Friday, 29-year-old Iraqi War veteran James Hackemer was killed in a fall from “The Ride of Steel” at Darien Lake. Hackemer had lost both of his legs in the war, and “Ride of Steel” had only hip restraints to hold him in.
The Sheriff’s Department has met with the State Department of Labor and has closed its investigation. Yesterday afternoon, Chief Investigator Jerome Brewster said it seemed unlikely any criminal charges would be filed.
Sheriff Maha declined to release any further details today.