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10-year-old girl fatally ejected from ‘Extreme’ ride at NJ festival: police

Posted at 10:38 AM, Oct 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-13 10:54:27-04

DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP, NJ — A 10-year-old girl died Saturday after she was ejected from a ride at the Deerfield Township Harvest Festival, New Jersey State Police said.

She was ejected from a ride called Extreme, which is a Wisdom Super Sizzler amusement park ride, around 6:15 p.m., police officials said. The girl was airlifted to Cooper Hospital with serious injuries. She was later pronounced deceased at 7:20 p.m.

Police have not yet released any additional details.

Festival organizers announced on their website that a scheduled parade Sunday had been canceled but all other activities in the 41st annual celebration would go on as scheduled.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.