ME rules woman's death caused by fall from Six Flags roller coaster

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by JOBIN PANICKER

WFAA

Posted on July 22, 2013 at 9:27 AM

Updated Monday, Jul 22 at 4:45 PM

ARLINGTON - A Tarrant County medical examiner ruled Rosy Esparza's cause of death as multiple traumatic injuries resulting from her fall from the Texas Giant Friday night at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington.

Family of the 52-year-old mother told News 8 it was Esparza's first time at the amusement park. While they named the victim Rosy Esparza, the coroner's report identified her as Rosa Ayala-Goana. The time of death was listed at 7 p.m. Friday and the place on the "roller coaster track."

The Texas Giant remains closed as Six Flags continues their investigation into what went wrong Friday.

"You can rest assured it will remain closed until we are certain it's safe to ride," said Jim Reid-Anderson, chairman, CEO and president of Six Flags Entertainment.

During an investors call Monday morning, Reid-Anderson briefly addressed the death:

"We join this call today with heavy hearts. As you may already have heard, one of our guests died last Friday in an accident at our park in Arlington, Texas. We're actually hosting the call today from the park. We've been here throughout the weekend to support our team as we work through this tragic event. Utilizing both internal and external experts, we're investigating the cause of the accident."

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