Someone on another board that I'm a part of was a witness to this accident. Here's a little tidbit of what they said:
So sad. It's amazing how 2 seconds could've effected the outcome to this kid's life.Basically, the kid died because his friend jumped the fences when it was safe, to pick up stuff other people had lost on the ride. There was alot of stuff there. But the victim lagged too far behind and didn't make it. He probably didn't even give a thought about the roller coaster, and was just trying to catch up to the boy he was with. If it was 2 seconds earlier or later, he would have made it.
EDIT: There is more to this quote, but it's really text heavy and I'm not sure if I can post the link to it in here. Sorry.