FILE In this Aug. 7, 2000 photo, The Ride of Steel formerly known as Superman Ride of Steel roller coaster is shown in in Darien, N.Y. Sgt. James Hackemer, a U.S. Army veteran who lost his legs while ... more 
FILE In this Aug. 7, 2000 photo, The Ride of Steel formerly known as Superman Ride of Steel roller coaster is shown in in Darien, N.Y. Sgt. James Hackemer, a U.S. Army veteran who lost his legs while deployed in Iraq was thrown from the 200-foot-tall roller coaster at the upstate theme park on Friday, July 8, 2011 and was killed. Hackemer, 29, was ejected from the Ride of Steel roller coaster at about 5:30 p.m., the Genesee County sheriff's office said. (AP Photo /Buffalo News, Robert Kirkham) less 
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Sat, Jul 9, 2011 9:35 AM EDT