Teen dead after carnival ride accident at Texas church
A female teenager was killed Friday night when she was ejected from a spinning carnival ride at an El Paso, Texas, church, local police have confirmed.
Another female teenager, who also was ejected from “The Sizzler” ride at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, sustained injuries and was rushed to a local hospital.
A third female teenager, who was not ejected from the ride, was treated at the scene but did not sustain any injuries, El Paso Police Department Sgt. Enrique Carrillo told ABC News.
The hospitalized teen’s condition is unknown.
The ride was part of the church’s Dia De Los Niños Fiesta festivities.
At a press conference Friday night, Sgt. Carrillo said the three females are between the ages of 15 and 18.
Sgt. Carrillo said the accident remains under investigation, and its cause remains to be determined.