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College Student Dies, Bringing Indiana State Fair Death Toll Up To 6

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By Radar Staff

The death toll from last week’s Indiana State Fair grew to six Friday morning when Jennifer Haskell, a 22-year-old Ball State University student, died at an Indianapolis hospital, according to her uncle Mike Whited.

Haskell, who was majoring in sports medicine, suffered what would turn out to be fatal injuries when high winds of 60-70 mph caused a stage to collapse, killing six people and injuring more than 45 others.

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State Fair spokesman Andy Klotz wished Haskell’s family his “deepest sympathies” on behalf of the fair, following her tragic death.

Sugarland performed for the first time since the accident on Thursday night at Albuquerque, New Mexico’s Hard Rock Pavilion. Taking the stage, the country duo of Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush called for a moment of silence for the injured “and the beautiful lives that were lost.”

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The other casualties of the tragedy are: Alina Bigjohny, 23, of Fort Wayne, Indiana; Christina Santiago, 29, of Chicago, Illinois; Tammy Vandam, 42, of Wanatah, Indiana; and Nathan Byrd, 51, and Glenn Goodrich, 49, both from Indianapolis, Indiana.

 

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