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Woman killed on Texas roller coaster

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Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington confirms a woman was killed while riding the Texas Giant, a roller coaster in use since the 1990s. A witness says the woman tumbled out of her seat while the ride was in motion. Park officials haven't given details about the accident but have released this statement:

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.

The accident happened around 6:45 PM Friday night. At its peak, the ride is more than 150 feet high.

 

 

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