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Candlelight vigil planned for SC crash victim

Mar 22, 2011 4:11:00 AM - thestate.com
A candlelight vigil is being held to remember the 6-year-old boy killed in a miniature train crash.

Spartanburg Parks Commission spokeswoman Nisha (NEE'-sha) Patel says a vigil is planned for Tuesday night at Cleveland Park in Spartanburg.

Six-year-old Benji Easler died last Saturday when the train went off its rails. His parents, siblings and more than 20 others were injured.

State officials said Monday the inspector who approved the ride for operation was fired after admitting he falsified his report.

Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation chief Catherine Templeton said the inspector could not have tested the Spartanburg ride because a battery in the train was dead, making it inoperable.

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