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As reported by CNN, an initial investigation shows no sign of foul play in the death of a woman who fell from a roller coaster at Six Flags Over Texas on July 19. “At this point of the investigation, it does not appear there was any foul play or criminality associated with this tragic incident,” according to a statement released by the Arlington Police Department. Six Flags confirmed that a woman died Friday while riding the Texas Giant roller coaster, but did not provide further details. She was identified by family members as Rosy Esparza.

Park medical staff and area paramedics responded immediately to the scene.”Since the safety of our guests and employees is our number one priority, the ride has been closed pending further investigation,” the theme park said in a statement.

Gabe Flores said he was next in line at the amusement park. “Me and my girlfriend were at the gates and the next ones to get on the ride … the cars came in and there was a man and a woman in the front,” he said. “The man was saying, ‘let me out, let me out, my mom fell off.’ “The man and woman were distraught and speaking in raised tones, said Flores, who lives in Benton, Texas. “There’s a turn that’s pretty steep, and the person behind her empty seat said she fell out there — just flew out,” he said.

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