Tyre Sampson’s mom settles lawsuit against Free Fall owner, ICON Park

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Orlando Sentinel

ORLANDO, Fla. — Standing in front of the Orlando Free Fall drop tower where her 14-year-old son Tyre Sampson lost his life nearly a year ago, Nekia Dodd and her lawyer announced Wednesday they had reached a settlement with ride owner Orlando Slingshot and landlord ICON Park in the civil lawsuit over Tyre’s death. Dodd and attorney Michael Haggard said the negligence lawsuit, filed in April, is still continuing against others involved in the ride’s manufacturing and construction, including ride manufacturers Funtime Handels GmbH and Gerstlauer Amusement Rides GmbH. They declined to discuss the …

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