6th Person Dead in Indiana Stage Collapse

College senior Jennifer Haskell dies from her injuries
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 19, 2011 2:48 PM CDT
6th Person Dead in Indiana Stage Collapse
A memorial in front of the grandstand at the Indiana State Fair.   (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

(Newser) – A 22-year-old college student died today from injuries suffered in last weekend's stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair. Jennifer Haskell, a senior at Ball State University, was one of dozens injured in Saturday's disaster. Her best friend, 23-year-old Alina Bigjohny of Fort Wayne, was one of four people killed immediately. Haskell was entering her senior year at Ball State in Muncie, where she was studying sports medicine.

The others killed were stagehand Nathan Byrd, 51, of Indianapolis, who was atop the rigging when it fell; Glenn Goodrich, 49, of Indianapolis, who worked for an underwater camera and lighting equipment company; Christina Santiago, 29, of Chicago, a gay activist and program manager for a Chicago nonprofit; and Tammy Vandam, 42, a Wanatah homemaker and former disc jockey. (Read more Indiana State Fair stories.)

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