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Six Flags attendance dropped after Texas Giant death

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Six Flags officials said attendance dropped at Six Flags Over Texas after July's Texas Giant accident that killed a woman.

Officials made the announcement during the release of the company's third quarter earnings.

Company officials said third quarter attendance, revenues and profit "were somewhat suppressed due to lower attendance" at Six Flags Over Texas following the Texas Giant accident.

Rosa Ayala-Goana, 52, fell 75 feet after being ejected from her seat while riding the roller coaster on July 19.

Ayala-Goana was seated in the third row of the carts on the roller coaster and was thrown from her seat during the "steep descent from the first large hill of the track," according to a medical examiner's report after her death. Ayala-Goana fell 75 feet, higher than a seven story building.

A lawsuit by the family is pending against Six Flags, something the park is taking into account in its financials.

Officials said estimated litigation costs are $3 million for the case. The park has publicly denied responsibility in the woman's death.

Six Flags announced a third quarter profit of $505 million, a "record revenue" for the quarter the company said.

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