Cedar Point guest dies after entering restricted area, being struck by roller coaster

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SANDUSKY, Ohio — A coroner says a man entered a restricted area at Ohio's Cedar Point amusement park to look for a lost cellphone and was struck and killed by a roller coaster.

The Erie County coroner says a man in his mid-40s entered a fenced area Thursday evening and was hit by a ride called the Raptor. He hasn't been identified.

The park in Sandusky confirmed the guest's death in a statement on its Twitter account and Facebook page. The statement says "a guest entered a restricted, fenced area of Raptor and was struck by the ride." The statement added: "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family at this time."

No further details were immediately released.

Cedar Point's website says the Raptor travels at speeds up to 57 mph.

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