A criminal in Indiana determined that a woman in Ohio who went out on a roller coaster in an amusement park died of several causes, but none were from the trip itself.
In a media release obtained by the Indiana Star, Dubois County Coroner Katie Schuck said that Dawn R. Jankovic, 47, of Brunswick, Ohio, died of bleeding – severe blood loss – afulsion of the right internal thoracic artery and the effects of the roller coaster itself on Holiday World & Splashin ‘Safari in Santa Claus, Ind.
In a statement, Matt Eckert, CEO of the theme park president and CEO, said: “Our hearts continue to go out to Dawn’s family, friends and all those affected by her loss.”
Jankovic was riding “The Voyage” roller coaster on June 4 when she was “not responding,” the theme park said in a Facebook post.
Schuck said the normal force of the trip caused tears in Jankovic’s artery.
“It had nothing to do with the trip itself, but it was basically just the power,” she said.
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In the Facebook post, the park said a full inspection was conducted on the trip, and “it was determined that it had functioned as it was intended.”
“The safety and well-being of our guests and team members is our biggest concern every day,” Sabrina Jones, the park’s media manager, told Fox News. “The park’s rides and attractions have provided millions of safe and exciting experiences over the years. Our vigilance in taking care of our guests as well as our team members can be counted on in everything we do.”