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Mom fell 75 feet to her death while riding Texas roller coaster

By Yukio Strachan     Jul 23, 2013 in Odd News
Fort Worth - Chilling new details have emerged from the inquest into the death of the Dallas mother who was thrown 75 feet from her seat on the New Texas Giant roller coaster — as her children looked on — at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington, Texas.
This news follows Monday's report from the Tarrant County Medical Examiner that 52-year-old Rosa Esparza — also referred to as Rosa Irene Ayala-Goana, believed to be her maiden name — died from "multiple traumatic injuries due to [a] fall from roller coaster."
The Dallas Morning News reported that the Medical Examiner's Office released additional details Tuesday that paint a clearer picture into what happened the night of her horrifying fall.
According to the Associated Press, the coroner said Esparza was ejected from her third-row seat as the ride began a steep descent along the track's first large hill.
Riders who were sitting behind the woman said Friday that "right when they came down off the first bump and hit that first turn, she flew out."
The Dallas resident fell freely for 75 feet, "striking a support metal beam and then coming to rest on the metal roof of the tunnel," county spokeswoman Linda Faye Anderson said, WFAA-TV reported.
The autopsy found Esparza suffered extensive trauma to her torso.
Rosy Esparza was killed when she was ejected from the Texas Giant roller coaster at Six Flags Over T...
Rosy Esparza was killed when she was ejected from the Texas Giant roller coaster at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington on July 19, 2013.
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The incident occurred at 6:43 p.m. Paramedics, police, and emergency medical services rushed to the Six Flags, but it was too late. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene,
"It was sad. It was very sad," said Nadine Kelley, who had been waiting in line for the ride, to NBC 5 of Dallas about Esparza's daughter and son who were with her on the ride. "We kept telling them to let them out because they were hysterical."
"The daughter and the son said, 'We have to go get my mom. We have to go get my mom.'" she added. "We were kind of in disbelief, and we just said a prayer for her."
It was her first trip to Six Flags. One witness, Carmen Brown of Arlington, told local media that Esparza expressed concern moments before the 14-story ride began that a safety bar across her lap failed to completely engage. Brown said a Six Flags worker blew her off saying the victim would be fine.
“She was nervous and panicking,” Brown said.
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