Jun 28, 2008 7:30 pm US/Central Boy Decapitated By Roller Coaster At Theme Park
AUSTELL, Ga. Six Flags officials in Georgia say a teenager was struck and killed by a roller coaster after entering a restricted area at the amusement park outside Atlanta.
Six Flags spokeswoman Hela Sheth said in a news release that the unidentified 17-year-old was struck and killed by the Batman roller coaster at about 2 p.m. Saturday.
Sheth says the teenager scaled two six-foot fences to enter the ride area.
She says there are signs warning the restricted area is dangerous.
Authorities were investigating reports from witnesses who said the teenager jumped the fences to retrieve a hat he lost while riding the Batman roller coaster, said Cobb County police Sgt. Dana Pierce. Three security guards were keeping visitors away from the ride on Saturday.
Police said the ride was going full-speed wh
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