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3 people fall from Ferris wheel in Tennessee

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GREENVILLE, Tenn. – This morning, Tennessee authorities will try and determine what caused 3 young girls to fall from a Ferris wheel, at the Greene County Fair Monday evening.

Witnesses say the basket appeared to get caught on the wheel as it made a circle.

The basket then tipped over spilling the children about 40 feet.

All three are hospitalized and are now alert and talking with medical staff.

Greeneville police are treating it as a crime scene until they can determine the exact cause of the accident.

A ride inspector will be on scene this morning to investigate.