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Woman's fatal fall from Six Flags coaster probed

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Woman's fatal fall from Six Flags coaster probed Photo source: ultimaterollercoaster.com

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Police say a woman who died while riding a 14-story roller coaster at Six Flags amusement park in North Texas apparently fell from the ride.

Arlington Police Sgt. Christopher Cook told The Associated Press on Saturday that there appears to have been no foul play in Friday's death at the Six Flags Over Texas park in Arlington.

Park spokeswoman Sharon Parker confirmed that a woman died while riding the Texas Giant roller coaster — dubbed the tallest steel-hybrid coaster in the world. She did not give specifics of what happened, saying park authorities were committed to helping authorities determine the cause of the "tragic accident."

The woman was not immediately identified by authorities.

Police say the Texas Department of Insurance, which approves amusement rides, is involved in investigating the accident.

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