PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (AP)
A safety harness that was not secured properly caused a Nashville woman to fall to her death from an amusement park ride, the attorney for the woman's family claims.
June Carol Alexander, 51, died Sunday afternoon after she fell about 60 feet from a ride known as "The Hawk" at Rockin Raceway. The ride was in motion when the safety strap somehow came undone, authorities said.
Representatives of the attraction's insurance company, the ride's manufacturer, Zamperla Rides of Italy, and family representatives arrived in Pigeon Forge this week as part of the investigation. A University of Tennessee mechanical engineering professor also is assisting the Alexander family in the inspection, said Nimmo. Authorities finished their investigation Wednesday and will submit a written report, Pigeon Forge Police Chief Jack Baldwin said.