(Indianapolis, Ind.) - A seventh person is dead from injuries suffered in a stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair more than a week ago.
Meagan Toothman, of Cincinnati, was among the 45 people injured in the calamity as Sugarland was preparing to take the grandstand stage. Winds up to 70 MPH began to blow, toppling the stage and rigging into the crowd.
She was the cheerleading coach at Turpin High School in Cincinnati.
The 24-year-old’s family said Monday morning on her CaringBridge.com page that it became apparent Meagan would die of her injuries.
Meagan remained on life support at Indianapolis Methodist Hospital while doctors searched for organ donation recipients.
“The decision was made to allow to her to be at peace. This afternoon (Monday) she is scheduled for a surgery that will provide gifts of sight, health, and life to dozens who are in need,” the family wrote, thanking those who kept Meagan in their prayers.
Toothman’s family said funeral arrangements are still being finalized.
Two other women with ties to Turpin High School were at the concert with Toothman and were also injured. Jaymie Polet and her mother, Jill Polet, continue to recover.
Five people were killed either immediately or within hours of the stage collapse. A sixth victim Jennifer Haskell, 22, succumbed to her injuries Friday. She was a student at Ball State University.