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Woman Dies in Fall at Tennessee Park

A Nashville, Tenn. woman fell 60 feet to her death Sunday from a ride at "Rockin' Raceway" park in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

From Robert Niles
Posted March 14, 2004 at 11:13 PM
A Nashville, Tenn. woman fell 60 feet to her death Sunday from a ride at "Rockin' Raceway" park in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. (Dollywood is also located in the same town, but is not affiliated with this park.)

June Alexander, 51, died from injuries suffered after she fell from "The Hawk," a rocking ship ride that eventually turns upside down. Alexander was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

More information, from AP


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From Matthew Woodall
Posted March 15, 2004 at 2:16 AM
I send prayers and best wishes to the victim's friends and family as well as to the ride operators and other guests who were on the ride.

Do we know what model of ride this was?

From David Klawe
Posted March 15, 2004 at 10:52 AM
Here is a photo of the actual ride at Rockin' Raceway...

http://www.flatrides.com/Ride%20Index%20Pages/hawk24.html

You can click on the photo to get a larger image....

From Adrian Walker
Posted March 15, 2004 at 12:14 PM
It's a shame how something like thi can happen at a place where people come to have fun. My thoughts and respects go out.

From melissa faulkner
Posted March 16, 2004 at 11:39 AM
My husband and I were just in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge last weekend. I know exactly which ride this happened on. I won't ride this kind of ride because theres to much pressure on my chest but a lot of people last weekend was riding it and having a great time. My heart and prayers go out to this family. A death is a horror to face in normal circumstances but to face one because you were having fun with your family is even worse. The family is in my prayers.

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