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7th person dies after Indiana State Fair stage collapse

By the CNN Wire Staff
Five people died in the immediate aftermath of the August 13 stage collapse. Two additional victims have since died.
Five people died in the immediate aftermath of the August 13 stage collapse. Two additional victims have since died.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Meagan Toothman had been on life support
  • Her family says her organs will be harvested
  • The scaffolding collapsed as a storm approached the fair
  • Five people died immediately; a sixth on Friday

(CNN) -- A 24-year-old woman who was injured in a stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair this month has died, authorities said Tuesday.

Meagan Toothman died Monday afternoon, the Marion County Coroner's Office said.

She had been on life support Monday since the August 13 incident.

Her family said Toothman's organs will be harvested to "provide gifts of sight, health, and life to dozens who are in need."

Weather warning before stage collapse
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The scaffolding collapsed during a storm before the country music duo Sugarland was set to perform at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. The structure holding lights fell onto fans gathered in front of the stage minutes after authorities had taken the stage to warn the audience of an approaching storm.

The National Weather Service estimated winds of 60 to 70 mph were raking the area when the incident occurred.

Five people died in the immediate aftermath of the collapse. A sixth victim died Friday.

 
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