(EL PASO, Texas) — A teenage girl killed from a carnival ride accident in El Paso, Texas, was a student-athlete in the top 10 percent of her class, the superintendent says.
The 16-year-old girl, a junior at Hanks High School, “was tragically killed when she was thrown from a carnival ride,” Ysleta Independent School District Superintendent Xavier De La Torre told ABC News.
He says she was a member of the track team and in the top 10 percent in her class.
She was on a ride called the “Sizzler” Friday night when she and another girl were ejected, according to ABC affiliate KVIA-TV in El Paso.
The 16-year-old, who hit a metal barrier, died at Del Sol Medical Center, KVIA-TV reported.
El Paso Police spokesman Sgt. Enrique Carrillo told ABC News the accident remains under investigation.
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