CUMBERLAND COUNTY, N.J. (CBS) — A 10-year-old girl is dead after falling off a ride at a New Jersey harvest festival. State troopers were called to the Deerfield Township Harvest Festival, located at 678 Morton Ave., around 6:15 p.m. Saturday.
New Jersey State Police says the 10-year-old girl fell off a ride called “Xtreme,” which is a Wisdom Super Sizzler amusement park ride.
She was airlifted to Copper University Health Care where she later succumbed to her injuries.
Deerfield Township released a statement letting residents know the Harvest Festival would be open for the community to gather to remember the young girl.
“The festival will be open today to offer a place for the community to come together in the wake of this tragedy,” the township said.
Officials gave Skelly’s Amusements, the company who own’s the rides at the festival, permission to operate the other rides on Sunday, but they decided to keep them closed.
“We will not be open today at the Harvest Festival,” Skelly’s Amusements said in a Facebook post. “Even though we have been given permission to operate the other rides by the state, we don’t have it in our heart. We thank the sponsors of the Festival for their understanding.”
Those who have already purchased tickets for the rides can visit the ticket booth for a refund.
An investigation is ongoing.