Mother killed after falling from Six Flags roller coaster

Rosy Esparza. Photo credit: Huffington Post
Rosy Esparza. Photo credit: Huffington Post

(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.

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