FORT WORTH (July 23, 2013)—Rosa Irene Ayala-Gaona, 52, who died after she was ejected from her seat on the Texas Giant roller coaster at Six Flags over Texas, fell about 75 feet before she struck a metal beam, the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office said Tuesday.
Ayala-Gaona died Friday night at the amusement park in suburban Dallas.
An official ruling on the official cause of her death is pending, but the coroner’s office says the Dallas woman's body was found atop a ride tunnel for the 14-story roller coaster.
The coroner says Ayala-Gaona was ejected from her third-row seat as the ride began a steep descent along the track's first large hill.
An autopsy showed she suffered multiple traumatic injuries and extensive trauma to her torso.
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