updated 3/20/2011 1:52:56 PM ET 2011-03-20T17:52:56

Officials in South Carolina say a train ride at a park overturned, killing a 6-year-old boy and sending a dozen children and adults to the hospital.

Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger said 6-year-old Benjamin Samuel Easler of Gaffney died Saturday at Spartanburg Medical Center. Benjamin was one of about 20 people on the train when it crashed at Cleveland Park.

Spartanburg Police spokesman Art Littlejohn says more than a dozen children and adults were taken to the hospital.

The county runs Cleveland Park. Spartanburg County Councilman David Britt told the Herald-Journal of Spartanburg that the train's track had been completely reworked a couple of years ago. The track collapsed in the crash.

The derailment is under investigation.

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