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TEXAS: Woman Dies After Falling Out Of Six Flags' "Texas Giant" Rollercoaster

A woman was killed on Friday after falling out of her seat on a Six Flags wooden rollercoaster in Arlington, Texas.
Six Flags immediately closed the ride and the surrounding area while most of the theme park remained open. Officials at Six Flags did not reveal details about Esparza's death, but released an official statement not long after the incident: "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 23 year-old ride was retrofitted with metal rails in 2011. The ride's highest drop is 147 feet.

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