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Child dies of injures when coaster stops suddenly

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YORK, Pa. (AP) — A child died after suffering internal injuries when a roller coaster stopped too suddenly, an official at a county fair said.

The child, whose name and age were not available Monday night pending notification of the family, died during an operation for internal injuries, York County Deputy Coroner Claude W. Stabley II said.

An autopsy was scheduled for Wednesday morning.

The child was riding the Flitzer roller coaster when "the brake stopped the ride too quickly," said Gene Schenck, vice president of the York Fair. Schenck said he was unsure if riders are held in the car with a seat belt, bar or other device.