Woman Dies After Rollercoaster Ride at Indiana Theme Park

n Ohio woman has died following a rollercoaster ride at a theme park in Santa Claus, Indiana.

Indiana’s Dubois County Coroner Katie Schuck identified the woman to be Dawn R. Jankovic, 47, of Brunswick, a city located around 27 miles from Cleveland in northern Ohio.

Jankovic was found to be unresponsive when she returned to the station of The Voyage rollercoaster on Friday evening, according to a Facebook post by the Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari.

The park’s emergency medical technicians were at the scene three minutes after Jankovic returned to the station and immediately administered first aid.

Schuck said an autopsy was completed but the results were pending notification of Jankovic’s family members, Indiana’s Evansville Courier & Press reported.

In the Facebook post, the park stated: “A full inspection of the roller coaster has been performed, and it was determined that the ride operated as it was intended to.”

The Voyage ride remained closed for the remainder of Friday night “out of respect for the family.”

“Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari officials ask for your thoughts and prayers for the Guest and her family, as well as for Team Members who were onsite,” the company said.

Newsweek has contacted the theme park and the Dubois County coroner’s office for comment.

Other recent ride incidents

In late April, passengers aboard Britain’s tallest rollercoaster were forced to climb down 213 feet to make it safely to the ground after the ride broke down.

Park staff at the Blackpool Pleasure Beach theme park had to scale the “Big One” rollercoaster to help the passengers off the ride.

In late May, 14 people were killed following a cable car crash in Stresa, Italy. The accident took place in the Mottarone mountaintop overlooking Lake Maggiore and other lakes near Switzerland when the car’s lead cable snapped and the carriage slid down the mountain before crashing to the ground.

Italian police arrested three men in connection with the incident. The three suspects are accused of deliberately deactivating the brake to avoid delays following a malfunction. Prosecutors in Italy launched an investigation into suspected involuntary manslaughter and negligence.

In April, a tourist train in South Korea carrying 37 people at the Eco Land Theme Park on the South Korean island of Jeju was derailed while traveling downhill, according to local police.

The train, which travels through the forest grounds of the theme park, slipped off its track after two of its four passenger carriages fell sideways.

According to a park official, the accident may have “occurred due to poor operation, strong wind and rain.”

A rollercoaster at California's Six Flags park.