(Meredith) -- A 10-year-old girl died after she was thrown from a carnival ride Saturday at a festival in New Jersey, police said.
New Jersey State Police said in a Facebook post that first responders were called to the Deerfield Township Harvest Festival when the girl was ejected from the ride at 6:18 p.m.
The girl was airlifted to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 7:20 p.m. She was identified as Hailey McMullen, a fifth-grader from Deerfield Township, state police told The Press of Atlantic City.
Police said the girl was on a ride called "Extreme," which is a Wisdom Super Sizzler amusement park ride (also known as a scrambler/shuffler type ride).
A witness told WPVI that the girl was motionless after she was thrown from the ride.
Police said the incident is under investigation.
Skelly’s Amusements told CBS Philly the rides are inspected daily. The company is also required to obtain annual permits with New Jersey’s Department of Community Affair.
The three-day event is an annual tradition for the small township of about 3,000 residents.
Amusement park safety analyst and consultant Ken Martin told CBS Philly that at least 13 people -- including 10-year-old Hailey -- have been killed or seriously injured since 2000 on these types of rides across the country.
"This ride is old, you never know what may happen. I know this ride has thrown people out before. I know that it goes too fast and I know that there were problems with the lap bars," Martin told CBS Philly.
Hailey's school district, the Deerfield Township School District, said their schools were providing extra grief counselors following the tragedy.