3 children fall from Ferris wheel, two of them injured

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Police say one of three children who fell from a Ferris wheel during a county fair in Tennessee suffered a head injury and remains hospitalized in serious condition.

Greeneville Police Capt. Tim Davis said during a news conference the other two were responsive and answering questions after falling 30 to 45 feet Monday night. He had said earlier all three were alert and responsive, but said Tuesday morning he had received new information. A second person also remained hospitalized.

Davis said the three fell when the car flipped over. The oldest was a 16-year-old girl.

Asked about reports that the car was rocking before it flipped, Davis said police have not been able to confirm that but they are still interviewing people.

Officials say fair rides were closed Tuesday and won't reopen until a third-party inspection is complete.