Nekia Dodd and Yarnell Sampson are Tyre Sampson parents. In March 2022, Tyre died falling from the 122-meter drop tower ride in Orlando.
Orlando FreeFall drop tower, touted as the tallest freestanding drop tower in the world by its operators, caused Tyre Sampson to fall to his death on March 24.
Nekia Dodd observed the construction workers taking apart the amusement park ride where her 14-year-old son tragically lost his life in a terrible fall.
She wished that no other families would have to endure the same pain and suffering she had experienced over the past year.
A video captured by a bystander depicted the moment the ride descended almost 400 feet, and the teenager slipped from his seat.
As the gut-wrenching incident completes a year, people are remembering the teenager and extending heartfelt condolences to his parents.
Tyre Sampson Parents: Who Are Nekia Dodd And Yarnell Sampson?
Nekia Dodd and Yarnell Sampson are the poor parents who lost their 14-year-old son, Tyre Sampson, last year.
Nekia and Yarnell shared the unimaginable horror they experienced as parents when they received the news of their son’s death at an amusement park in Florida.
Tyre died in March after falling from Orlando’s world’s tallest free-standing drop tower.
His parents believe multiple businesses should have done more to ensure their son’s safety.
The Orlando FreeFall ride elevated passengers in individual seats to 400 feet and then tilted forward 30 degrees before being released in a free fall that reached 4G’s.
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services regulates amusement rides in the state.
When they investigated, it was found that the ride braked approximately 100 feet above the ground.
According to the autopsy report, the owner’s manual listed the ride’s weight limit at 287 pounds, but Tyre was over 6 feet tall and weighed 383 pounds.
The family’s lawsuit alleged no weight limits or scales were posted at the ride site. The ride is now closed, fenced off, and undergoing construction.
Tyre Sampson: Details On Funeral And Reddit Video
The funeral of Tyre Sampson, who died in a tragic accident on an amusement park ride in Orlando, was held on Saturday, April 9, 2022, at St. Louis University.
Tyre was a high school football player and honor roll student from St. Louis. Friends, family, and former teammates came together to pay their respects.
In addition, hundreds of people attended the ceremony to bid farewell to the teenager.
A video of the incident that shows Sampson falling from the ride has gone viral and has been viewed millions of times on Twitter and Reddit.
The video, captured by a bystander, captured when the ride descended almost 400 feet, and Sampson slipped from his seat.
In June of last year, Tyre Sampson’s father responded to the autopsy report of his son’s death at the Orlando FreeFall ride.
He expressed his disappointment with the findings, stating that his son “deserved to be respected more than what they’re giving him.”
The autopsy revealed that Tyre suffered multiple fractures and internal injuries from the fall, and his cause of death was ruled an accident due to blunt force trauma.
The report also indicated that Tyre’s weight was 383 pounds (173 kilograms), which exceeded the ride’s weight limit of 287 pounds (130 kilograms).