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Six Flags: Woman killed while riding Texas Giant

8:38 PM, Jul 19, 2013   |    comments
Credit: WFAA Riders aboard the Texas Giant roller coaster at Six Flags Over Texas had to hike down a 14-story incline Sunday afternoon after the ride got stuck.
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ARLINGTON (WFAA) -- Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington has confirmed an adult woman died while riding the Texas Giant Friday night.

While news of the death quickly spread across Twitter, few details were confirmed as of 8 p.m.

Officials at Six Flags did not reveal how the woman died.

Six Flags official 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.

Originally an all wooden roller coaster introduced to the park in 1990, the ride was redesigned with a steel track and re-opened in April of 2011 during the theme park's 50th anniversary. The ride's tallest height is 153 feet and has a drop of 147 feet.

MARJORIE OWENS, WFAA

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