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Final piece of Son of Beast comes down

MASON, OH (FOX19/AP) -

The final pieces of the Son of Beast roller coaster at Kings Island came tumbling down on Tuesday, November 20.

Billed as the world's tallest and fastest wooden coaster and with a signature loop in 2000, the ride was idled repeatedly at the southwest Ohio theme park.

It closed for nearly a year for reconstruction after a 2006 accident injured more than two dozen people. It closed again after a woman reported being hurt in 2009.

Park officials considered options, then decided to give up on the ride. 

According to Kings Island officials, there is more than 1.65 million board feet of timber for the construction crew to tear down. That's more than 312 miles.

There is still no word on what will go in that space. 

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