Woman dies while riding Six Flags roller coaster

ARLINGTON, Texas - A woman has died after an accident on a rollercoaster at the Six Flags Over Texas amusement park in Arlington, Texas.

"We are deeply saddened to share that earlier this evening an adult woman died in the park while on the Texas Giant," Sharon Parker, communications manager for Six Flags Over Texas, told ABC News in a written statement. "Park medical staff and local paramedics responded immediately. Since the safety of our guests and employees is our number one priority, the ride has been closed pending further investigation. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends during this difficult time."

Official details were not immediately available on how the woman died.

The Texas Giant rollercoaster debuted as an all-wooden ride in 1990, and reopened in 2011 redesigned with a steel track, ABC News affiliate WFAA reported.

It rises 14 stories high and boasts "the steepest drop of any wooden coaster at 79 degrees," Six Flags Over Texas said on its website. "The new ride also has a record-breaking bank of 95 degrees, steeper than any other wooden coaster on the planet."

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