Woman 7th to Die in Indiana Stage Collapse

Cheerleading coach Meagan Toothman was 24

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Aug 22, 2011 10:14 AM CDT

(Newser) – An Ohio cheerleading coach has become the seventh fatality in the Indiana State Fair stage collapse. Meagan Toothman, 24, died Saturday night from injuries sustained in the disaster, police said. She worked as a coach at her old high school while pursuing a master’s degree in counseling, the Indianapolis Star reports. A college senior was the sixth killed in the accident.

Investigators examine the stage that collapsed on Saturday at the Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011.
Investigators examine the stage that collapsed on Saturday at the Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011.   (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
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