Woman dies after falling from Texas rollercoaster

Posted at 9:23 PM, Jul 19, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-19 21:23:32-04

Police in Arlington, Texas are on the scene at Six Flags Over Texas where witnesses say a woman has plummeted to her death from a roller coaster.

It happened on the Texas Giant, the tallest steel-hybrid roller coaster in the world, according to CBS 11 in Dallas – Fort Worth.

Six Flags spokesperson Sharon Parker sent the following statement to CBS 11 via email.

We are deeply saddened to share that earlier this evening an adult woman died in the park while on the Texas Giant.  Park medical staff and local paramedics responded immediately.  Since the safety of our guests and employees is our number one priority, the ride has been closed pending further investigation.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends during this difficult time.

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