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Woman Dies After Falling 14 Stories Off Six Flags Rollercoaster

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A woman was killed Friday at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington, Texas while riding the world’s steepest wooden roller coaster, the park confirmed Friday night.

The 14-story, 4,900-feet-long Texas Giant is one of the biggest draws to the Six Flags located near Dallas. It has been closed indefinitely, the park said in a statement.

The park only revealed that the woman died “on” the ride, but witnesses told NBC 5 that they saw her fall from the coaster around 6:30 p.m.

Nadine Kelley, who had been in line for the ride, told NBC 5 that riders who were seated behind the woman said that “right when they came down off the first bump and hit that first turn, she flew out.”

The woman was accompanied by two children, who were “hysterical,” according to Kelley. “They were saying that their mother flew out of the car.”

Carmen Brown, of Arlington, told the Dallas Morning News that she had been waiting in line when the woman got on the ride. She said the woman told a park employee that she believed she wasn’t properly secured in her seat.

“He was like, ‘As long as you heard it click, you’re fine,'” Brown told the paper.

The park sent a tweet announcing the closing of the coaster Friday night.

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