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June 22, 2007
MASON, Ohio (AP) - A gruesome accident at a Kentucky amusement park yesterday has prompted Kings Island near Cincinnati to close down its Drop Zone ride.
A teenage girl's legs were severed above the ankle yesterday while on a similar ride at a Six Flags park in Louisville.
Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom spokeswoman Wendy Goldberg says the accident happened around 4-45 pm on the Superman Tower of Power.
The ride is similar to Kings Island's Drop Zone.
It lifts passengers 264 feet straight up, then drops at a speed of 67 miles an hour.
A spokesperson for Cedar Fair, which owns Kings Island, says the ride has been shut down indefinitely.
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