The Six Flags death that shocked amusement park lovers across the country over the weekend, has no signs of foul play, investigators have confirmed Monday.
Tragedy struck at the Six Flags Over Texas amusement park in Arlington, Texas after a woman fell out from the 14 story roller coaster on Friday, falling to her death.
The park has immediately closed down the ride, and investigators are trying to find out how the woman came loose from her safety restraints. Sgt. Christopher Cook has said the Arlington police department is preparing a report about the death on Monday. Although officials have refused to announce the victim's name, the Dallas Morning News has identified her as Rosy Esparza from Dallas.
Cook also added that after the report is give, the police department will conclude its investigations as the death appeared to be an accident with no foul play evidenced.
That means that Six Flags Over Texas will have the responsibility of finding out what went wrong in the incident.
There is a high chance of the incident sparking off a lawsuit against the park, and that could prolong any official announcements from park owners about how their investigations go and what they determine.
The incident took place at 6:45 p.m. on Friday night, when the women reportedly fell out of the park's roller coaster, The Texas Giant, which is one of the world's steepest roller coasters, rising to over 14 stories high.
The woman was with her two children and they were said to be hysterical after witnessing their mother fall out.
"They were saying that their mother flew out of the car," Nadine Kelly, a witness who had been waiting in line, told NBC 5.
She said that riders who had sat behind her during the ride described that she flew out when they came down off the first bump and hit the first turn.
Another witness, Carmen Brown, told The Dallas Morning News that the park staff did not secure her right: "They didn't secure her right. One of the employees from the park — one of the ladies — she asked her to click her more than once, and they were like, 'As long you heard it click, you're OK.' Everybody else is like, 'Click, click, click.' Hers only clicked once. Hers was the only one that went down once, and she didn't feel safe, but they let her still get on the ride."
Brown had been waiting in line as the mother got onto the ride: "We heard her screaming. We were, like, 'Did she just fall?'"
The park confirmed that a woman had died in one of their rides. They tweeted, "We are deeply saddened about a death this evening on the Texas Giant. Our prayers are with the family and friends."
Park officials and paramedics arrived to the scene immediately and the ride was shut down for further investigations. A ladder truck was reportedly used to retrieve the woman's body, which was then taken away by a funeral home vehicle.
The Texas Giant opened in 1990 as a wooden coaster. In 2011, it underwent a $10 million renovation, and redesigned with a steel track. According to the park's website, it is the steepest wooden roller coaster in the world.