Woman dies after fall from Texas roller coaster

11:46 PM, Jul 19, 2013   |    comments
(Photo: Tom Fox, AP)
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DALLAS -- According to NBC Dallas-Fort Worth, a woman experienced a fatal fall from a roller coaster on Friday evening. 

The incident happened at Six Flag Over Texas on the Texas Giant roller coaster. Authorities say the victim was pronounced dead on the scene. 

It happened shortly after 9 p.m. Friday night.

Six Flags released a statement on Friday, following 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.

No further details were immediately released. 

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