Coroner’s Office: 10-year-old girl died of natural causes after riding Six Flags Magic Mountain roller coaster

LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- A 10-year-old girl found unconscious after riding a roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain last week died of natural causes unrelated to the coaster, the Los Angeles County coroner’s office stated Tuesday.

KTLA-TV reported that additional details on the child’s death were not provided, but officials had said Friday she was found unconscious but breathing after riding the coaster Revolution in Valencia, Calif., around 4 p.m. that day.

The girl, identified as Jasmine Martinez from Somis by the coroner’s office, was flown by helicopter to the Northridge Hospital Medical Center. She died Saturday.

The child’s family objected to an autopsy because of “religious preferences,” and none will be performed, coroner’s office Assistant Chief Ed Winter told the Los Angeles Times Tuesday. Without an autopsy, no cause of death can be determined, Winter said.

State investigators determined Friday the cause was unrelated to the operation of the ride, and it was reopened, according to a statement from Magic Mountain.

“There is no evidence to suggest that this was in any way ride related.  We do not know if there was a pre-existing condition,” the statement read.

The ride’s top speed is 55 mph, and it reaches an elevation of 12 stories, the park website stated.