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Woman’s fatal fall from Six Flags coaster probed

July 21, 2013 • National News


In this Friday, July 19, 2013, photo, news reporters prepare for their broadcasts at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington, Texas, where a woman died while riding a roller coaster after some witnesses said she wasn’t properly secured. Park spokeswoman Sharon Parker confirmed that a woman died while riding the Texas Giant roller coaster — dubbed the tallest steel-hybrid coaster in the world — but did not specify how she was killed. (AP Photo/The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Ian McVea)

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A woman who died while riding a roller coaster at a Six Flags amusement park in North Texas fell from the ride, an Arlington police sergeant said Saturday.

Sgt. Christopher Cook told The Associated Press that police believe the woman fell Friday at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington, and that there appears to have been no foul play.

Park spokeswoman Sharon Parker confirmed that a woman died while riding the Texas Giant roller coaster — dubbed the tallest steel-hybrid coaster in the world — but did not specify how she was killed.

Some witnesses said the woman who died wasn’t properly secured.

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