One year later, investigation into fatal accident at Schlitterba - KCTV5

One year later, investigation into fatal accident at Schlitterbahn continues

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Caleb Schwab (Family photo) Caleb Schwab (Family photo)
A year later, the Verruckt waterslide is still standing, though the ride remains closed to the park's patrons. (Chopper 5) A year later, the Verruckt waterslide is still standing, though the ride remains closed to the park's patrons. (Chopper 5)
KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -

It has been one year since 10-year-old Caleb Schwab died while riding a waterslide at Schlitterbahn.

A year later, the Verruckt waterslide is still standing, though the ride remains closed to the park's patrons. 

Verruckt was the world’s largest waterslide when it opened in 2014 and cannot only be seen from anywhere inside the park, but also drivers going down Interstate 435.

It serves as a constant reminder of Schwab's death when he was going down this slide a year ago today. 

His family received $20 million in a settlement after the tragedy, but with an investigation still ongoing, the slide remains standing. 

Schwab's father, state representative Scott Schwab (R-KS), helped pass a new law on tougher regulations for amusement park rides in Kansas.

According to Attorney Matthew O'Connor, tighter regulations will hopefully prevent tragedies such as this from happening to others. 

"I think there's a lot a good lessons from this case," O'Connor said. "It's unfortunate it took such a tragic waste of human life in order to get us there, but hopefully this little boy will have prevented other people from going through similar worse experiences."

Schlitterbahn officials say once they get permission, it can take up to two months to dismantle the slide. 

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