EL PASO, Texas (AP) – One teenage girl was killed and another was injured when they were ejected from a whirling ride at an El Paso church carnival.
The girls were at a parking lot carnival marking the annual Dia de los Ninos holiday at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church when they were hurled from a spinning ride called “Sizzler” just before 7 p.m. Friday. A 16-year-old girl hit a metal barricade and died a short time later at Del Sol Medical Center. A 15-year-old girl was taken to University Medical Center with injuries not thought to be life-threatening.
A third girl who also was on the ride had hooked her arms on a safety bar and was not ejected.
No identities have been released, and police Sgt. Enrique Carrillo says a cause hasn’t been determined.