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Girl, 14, Dies in Fall From Roller Coaster

July 02, 1995| Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A 14-year-old girl riding a roller coaster fell to her death, unnoticed by most of the other passengers on the ride.

A friend said the ride's safety restraints had come loose on a sharp turn at the top of a hill.

Amusement park officials, however, said all restraints were in place at the beginning and the end of the ride and that a lap bar could only be unlocked with a tool.

Ryan Bielby of Kansas City died late Friday while riding the Timber Wolf roller coaster at the Worlds of Fun amusement park with friends.

"Going by what some of her friends said, it appears they had just crested a hill and the car itself was making a sharp turn," police Sgt. Jim Keane said Saturday.

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