6-year-old girl dies on ride at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

A 6-year-old girl was killed on an amusement park ride on Sunday at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, authorities said.

At 7:44 p.m. Sunday night, the Garfield County Coroner’s Office was notified a 6-year-old girl suffered fatal injuries while riding the Haunted Mine Drop ride at the amusement park, according to a statement from Garfield County Coroner Robert M. Glassmire.

Following the incident, park employees began administering first aid until paramedics arrived and pronounced the child dead at the scene.

The coroner's office did not release the identity of the child but said the girl was from Colorado Springs and vacationing in the area with her family. 

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park said in a statement of Facebook the park would be closed Monday and Tuesday.

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