According to the New Jersey State Police, a 10-year-old girl was ejected from a ride called “Extreme” at 6:18 p.m. on October 12, 2019. She suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to Cooper University Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 7:20 p.m.
The minor was at the Deerfield Township Harvest Festival. Police said the amusement park ride is a Wisdom Super Sizzler ride that spins the passengers in a horizontal circle. The company that operated the ride, Skelly’s Amusements, said it was fully cooperating into the investigation as to what occurred.
The festival organizers canceled a parade that was scheduled to take place the day after the incident, but released a statement that said, “The festival will be open today to offer a place for the community to come together in wake of this tragedy.” The minor has not been identified.
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