Teen with heart condition dies in haunted house

Sydney Levin
Teen Collapses And Dies After Walking Through Haunted House
Teen Collapses And Dies After Walking Through Haunted House


An Ohio teen collapsed and died while walking through a Halloween-themed haunted house on Friday, October 17th.

Christian Faith Benge, 16, was declared dead at a hospital after visiting the Land of Illusion Haunted Scream Park in Middletown, Ohio. Her family said she got halfway through the attraction when she collapsed.

Benge, a high school sophomore, was born with a birth defect, and doctors say she was living with one lung and an enlarged heart four times its normal size. Her grandmother told reporters she was like a time bomb.

Christian's mom, Jean Benge, described her daughter as the "sweetest, most generous, kindhearted, loving person, and I miss her so much."

An autopsy for the teen is currently underway.

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