August 23, 2011 17:04
Indiana stage collapse death toll reaches seven
24-year-old cheerleading coach Meagan Toothman died yesterday following brain injuries
Meagan Toothman, a 24-year-old cheerleading coach, passed away yesterday (August 22) after suffering brain injures following the tragic incident, reports Contact Music. Toothman had been on life support for nine days. Her family released the following statement:
Late [Sunday] night it became apparent that our Meagan was no longer with us. The decision was made to allow to her to be at peace... She is scheduled for a surgery that will provide gifts of sight, health, and life to dozens who are in need.
Strong winds toppled the metal scaffolding holding lights and equipment, sending it plunging into fans awaiting a concert by country outfit Sugarland. Several people were killed instantly, and over 40 people were injured.
On Saturday, it was revealed that a 22 year old college student was the sixth fatality after injuries suffered at the festival, according to Billboard.com.
Jennifer Haskell died on the morning of August 19 at a hospital in Indianapolis. Her uncle, Mike Whited, announced her death in a statement. Haskell was entering her senior year at Ball State University, where she was studying sports medicine.
Last Thursday, storms brought stages down at Belgium's Pukkelpop festival, killing four.
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