COBB COUNTY, GA – A fatal incident unfolded at Six Flags Over Georgia over the weekend, resulting in the death of a park employee. The incident occurred on Sunday evening as the park’s Fright Fest scare actors were preparing for the night’s events.
A 27-year-old female employee was transporting seven cast and crew members to their respective locations within the park when the accident occurred. According to an anonymous park employee, it is standard practice to transport actors in vans to avoid them traversing the park in makeup. The vehicle in question was a Ford Econoline van, typically used for cargo, and lacked seats in the back.
The accident occurred while the van was navigating a left, uphill curve. One of the passengers, 43-year-old Andrea Crook from Villa Rica, was ejected from the vehicle, sustaining severe head trauma. She was rushed to Grady Memorial Hospital with life-threatening injuries and was later pronounced dead.
Cobb County Police are currently investigating the incident, and charges against the driver are a possibility. Sgt. Wayne Delk of the Cobb County Police stated that several factors are being considered to determine the appropriate charges.
Crook, a wife and mother of three, was remembered fondly by her colleagues. One coworker expressed that Crook was loved by all who knew her and brought joy to many. Six Flags Over Georgia Park President, Dave Zellner, expressed his condolences, stating that the park’s thoughts were with the family of the deceased. The park is providing support to those affected by the tragedy and is fully cooperating with the police investigation.