Just days after a dad kept his kid from sliding out of his seat on a roller coaster ride, the unthinkable has happened. A 16-year old girl has been killed on a ride at a church fair in El Paso Friday night.

Sam Aguilar was with friends having fun at the St. Thomas Aquinas Church Fair when something went horribly wrong. According to KTSM Channel 9 in El Paso, two girls were thrown from a ride called The Sizzler.

The whole story is heartbreaking. One of my fondest memories as a grade school kid was going to our annual church festival. They are mainstays of Catholic parishes and all kinds of churches across the USA. It could have been me way back when. There but for the grace of God go I.











Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.