He also commented on a photo of the young man by stating how much he looked up to the teenager.
That sentiment was echoed by almost everyone Tyler knew, both young and old, upon hearing the news.
Sharon Payne, who was Tyler's boss at Mc Donald's posted a photo of the young boy in his Marine uniform and wrote: 'He was a good kid who just passed his physical and was accepted into the marines last Thursday, i thought of him as my son and he called me mom.'And in addition to his enlisting in the Marines and working with Police Explorer's and holding down a job at Mc Donald's, Tyler was also very involved in the Boy Scouts.
Tyler Jarrell is the first senior from Franklin Heights high school to enlist into the United States Marine Corps this year,' read the post.'I'm proud to call him my brother.It was shaking real bad,' Devray Williams told ABC 6 on Wednesday.She said that the girl next to her also started to say her seat was shaking just moments before Devray watched the woman go flying off into the air when the machine snapped. Nobody was breathing and then they came and tried to give him CPR but nothing was happening.' Three of the victims are in critical condition, with one being treated at Grant Medical Center and the other two at Wexner Medical Center.I have ordered a full investigation into this incident and have ordered that all fair rides be shut down until additional safety inspections can be completed.' Wednesday was the opening night of the fair.The Ohio State Fair also released a statement on Thursday, saying: 'Our hearts are heavy for the families of those involved in last night's tragic accident.'Thursday morning the fair was back in business , though all the rides remained closed to the public. In the wake of the incident a number of other fairs announced that they would not be The Ohio State Fair is currently celebrating its 164th year in operation.The University of Cincinnati journalism student, who just finished her second year at the school, wrote on Facebook about her grandparents finally being together again in death.'It was hard and extremely sad to see you go but it's a blessing to know that you and Nana are reunited and living it up in Heaven,' wrote Keziah. The comments on that post soon filled with wishes of good will after people found out that she was one of the victims.Keziah and Tyler have been together for approximately one year and worked together at Mc Donald's for two years, which is how they met.The young man who lost his life at the Ohio State Fair on Wednesday night had just enlisted in the Marines lat week.Tyler Jarrell, 18, of Columbus, Ohio has been identified by the State Highway Patrol as the young man who was killed while riding The Fireball.Six of the seven victims have also been identified by the State Highway Patrol, with the youngest of the group having his name withheld at this time as he is just 14 and a minor.Tamika Dunlap, 36, of Reynoldsburg; Russell Franks, 42, of Columbus; Keziah Lewis, 19, of Columbus; Jacob Andrews, 22, of Pataskala; Jennifer Lambert, 18, of Columbus; and Abdihakim Hussein, 19, of Columbus.