"Everyone who knew Tyler is grief-stricken and in shock," Amber Duffield, the victim's mother, said in a news release from the firm. "We just need to know how and why this happened and whether it could have been avoided. We hope our demand for real answers will save others from being hurt or killed because of bad or dangerous amusement park rides."
Kitrick, Lewis & Harris will join state investigators from organizations including the highway patrol, Department of Agriculture and the City of Columbus to determine the cause of the incident, according to the release.
Jarrell was a rising senior at Franklin Heights High School. He had enlisted in the Marine Corps just a few days before his death.