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The driver of a children’s train ride told police he was driving too fast prior to Saturday’s accident at a South Carolina park that left a 6-year-old boy dead and sent 18 people to the hospital.

child captured the fatal accident on video, recording the harrowing moments when the train, carrying 28 people, flew off the tracks.

The video, obtained exclusively by ABC News, was shot by a child on board the “Sparky” ride at Cleveland Park in Spartanburg, S.C., and shows the train speeding up moments before Saturday’s accident.

“I was going too (expletive) fast,” driver Matt Conrad told police, according to an incident report.

Conrad told cops “he knew better than to drive the train that fast.”

Conrad said he typically “would go slow on the first lap, go a bit faster on the second lap and it was on the third lap around the track when he opened it up to go faster.”