NJSP Wants to Speak to Boy About Deerfield Festival Ride Death
Authorities are asking for your help in locating a boy who may be able to provide information about the death of a 10-year-old girl on a ride at the Deerfield Harvest Festival.
State Police say a juvenile boy was in the same car of the "Xtreme" ride with the girl who was ejected from that ride on October 12th. Detectives believe that boy may have information that could help them in their investigation. The girl, later identified as Hailey McMullen, sustained serious injuries and was airlifted to Cooper Hospital where she was later pronounced dead. The cause and circumstances remain under investigation.
911 calls that were released were able to shed some information about what happened. In one of the calls, a woman can be heard telling a dispatcher, "she fell out of the ride and got hit by the ride." Another woman said, "a girl just fell out of the ride. I don't know if there's paramedics here but there's a bunch of people here and she's not moving." A third caller said the ride, "sucked her under."
Anyone with information is asked to contact State Police in Bridgeton at (856) 451-0101.