Mother killed after falling from Six Flags roller coaster - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Mother killed after falling from Six Flags roller coaster

Posted: Updated:
Rosy Esparza. Photo credit: Huffington Post Rosy Esparza. Photo credit: Huffington Post
  • NEWSMore>>

  • Most Wanted: Lerodrick Gaines

    Most Wanted: Lerodrick Gaines

    Friday, April 18 2014 5:14 PM EDT2014-04-18 21:14:10 GMT
    Muscogee County Sheriff's officials are on the lookout for a young criminal who has no respect for the law. News Leader 9's Semone Doughton highlights this suspect on-the-run in this week's Most Wanted.
    More >>
    Muscogee County Sheriff's officials are on the lookout for a young criminal who has no respect for the law. News Leader 9's Semone Doughton highlights this suspect on-the-run in this week's Most Wanted. Muscogee County Sheriff Officials would like to see 20-year-old Lerodrick Gaines behind bars ASAP!More >>
  • Calling all singles!

    Calling all singles!

    Friday, April 18 2014 5:07 PM EDT2014-04-18 21:07:26 GMT
    We are looking for men and women to interview for an upcoming special report! If you are between the ages of 19 and 29 and are interested in doing an on-camera interview please send the answers to theseMore >>
    We are looking for men and women to interview for an upcoming special report! If you are between the ages of 19 and 29 and are interested in doing an on-camera interview please send the answers to these questions along with a picture to Brittany Dionne at bdionne@wtvm.com.More >>
  • Tomlinson discusses Columbus' growth as Georgia's second largest city

    Tomlinson discusses Columbus' growth as Georgia's second largest city

    Friday, April 18 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-04-18 21:04:07 GMT
    Columbus, Ga. has grown in population while Macon and Augusta have lost residents, making Columbus the second largest city in Georgia.   Currently, Columbus is growing two times faster than the state itself.More >>
    Columbus, Ga. has grown in population while Macon and Augusta have lost residents, making Columbus the second largest city in Georgia.   Currently, Columbus is growing two times faster than the state itself.More >>
(WTVM) -

A mother fell to her death from one of the tallest roller coasters on earth, while her family looked on. It was Rosy Esparza's first time at Six Flags.

Horrified witnesses watched as she flew off the Texas coaster seconds after it left the starting point.

The Putnam family waited behind Esparza and her family for an hour as they waited to ride the renovated coaster.

"They were screaming when they came back trying to get out of the restraint and they were screaming 'My mom, my mom, we've got to get my mom, she's gone.'"

The Arlington Fire Department was called out to the scene. 

Representatives from Six Flags say the incident is under investigation. In a statement released yesterday, Spokeswoman Sharon Parker said:

"We are committed to determining the cause of this tragic accident and will utilize every resource throughout this process. It would be a disservice to the family to speculate regarding what transpired."

Witnesses said before the roller coaster took off Esparza was worried that her lap bar was not secure. 

Representatives of the German roller coaster manufacturere are heading to the Texas amusement park to inspect the ride.

The death did not stop thousands from going to Six Flags one day after the July 19 freak accident.

Copyright 2013 WTVM. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

1909 Wynnton Road
Columbus, Ga. 31906

FCC Public File
publicfile@wtvm.com
706-494-5400
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WTVM. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.