Woman dies after coaster ride at Holiday World

By Herald Staff

SANTA CLAUS — An Ohio woman died Friday after becoming unresponsive on a roller coaster at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari.

Dubois County Coroner Katie Schuck identified the woman as Dawn R. Jankovic, 47, of Brunswick, Ohio. The autopsy is complete, Schuck said, but results are pending notification of family members as of Monday afternoon.

Jankovic was riding The Voyage roller coaster when she became unconscious, according to a post on Holiday World’s Facebook page. She was treated by emergency medical technicians from the park before being transported to Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center, where she died later that day.

The ride was inspected and it was determined that it was operating with no problems, according to the Facebook post. The ride was shut down for the evening out of respect for Jankovic and her family.

Holiday World opened for its 75th season on May 15.

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