Rose Esparza, 51, died after a ride on the Texas Giant roller coaster turned fatal (photo/ NBC Dallas Fort Worth)

Texas mom dies after falling from roller coaster at Six Flags

Investigators are looking for answers at Six Flags over Texas Sunday after a woman, Rosy Esparza, was killed when thrown from a roller coaster at the theme park.

The park released a statement on Saturday saying, “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.  The investigation into the death at Texas Giant is still ongoing.  We are working closely with authorities to determine the cause of the accident.  The ride will remain closed.  In addition, we have canceled the concert that was scheduled for today.” The Texas Giant roller coaster remains closed today.

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Esparza’s first visit to the Six Flags park proved to be her last. The Dallas mother of two died Friday evening after her restraint on the Texas Giant roller coaster came loose.

Although family members were not ready to comment further on Esparza’s tragic accident, her adult son reportedly took to Facebook to publicly grieve over the loss of his mother.

“I’ve never discovered a day as long as this one. It’s very sad that I lost my mom, but I’m happy that I was able to enjoy her to the maximum while she was alive,” the Dallas Morning News reported.

Maria Padron, one of the family’s neighbors, told the Texas newspaper that Esparza was very religious and frequently invited family and friends over to study the Bible.

“We cooked a lot for each other; anything you can think of we made for one another,” Padron told the Dallas Morning News. “Tamales and rare Mexican espresso was our trade. I’m going to miss those simple days of just hearing her knock on the door.”

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