Wednesday, October 29, 2014

North Idaho Corn Maze, Scene of Fatality, Goes Dark For the Season

Posted By on Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 10:24 AM

A controversial northern Idaho corn maze, where an 18-year-old was killed earlier this month, has shut down for the season.

Jeremy McSpadden was killed instantly Oct. 10 when he fell in front of a bus while playing the role of a zombie at a corn maze in the Idaho community of Hauser near the Washington border. One week after the incident, it was learned that the owners of the maze were never required to get a special license to run the operation.

"We've never had to get a permit to do it, or anything," Marilyn Beck told KREM-TV. "We've just tried to keep it safe."

And now, this morning's Coeur d'Alene Press reports that the Incredible Corn Maze posted on its website and Facebook page that it has gone dark. The maze had originally planned to be open through Saturday, Nov. 1.

The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office determined that the death was an accident and no criminal investigation would take place, but the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is continuing its own investigation.

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