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Sixth Victim Dies From State Fair Stage Collapse

22-year-old Jennifer Haskell of Fort Wayne died today after being injured in Saturday's stage collapse.

State Fair Stage Collapse

Photo: Margie Michna

The stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair on Aug. 13, 2011, killed six people.

A sixth victim from the stage collapse has reportedly died. 22-year-old Jennifer Haskell of Fort Wayne was a senior at Ball State University. She was at the Sugarland Concert at the State Fair with Alina Bigjohny, who died instantly.

Bigjohny’s funeral services are today. The country music duo Sugarland took the stage Thursday night for the first time since that stage collapse.

“Obviously we’re in the loss of our set and our instruments and our equipment,” Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles said. “This incredible machine looks very different right now, but we are going to try our best to put on our professional faces and come out here for you and celebrate a moment with you of the joy and the healing power of music.”

The band and crew members gathered on the stage in Albuquerque, New Mexico. They asked for a moment of silence for those that were injured and killed.

The victims of the accident include 42-year-old Tammy Vandam of Wanatah, 49-year-old Glenn Goodrich of Indianapolis, 51-year-old Nathan Byrd of Indianapolis, 23-year-old Alina Bigjohny of Fort Wayne, and 29-year-old Christina Santiago of Chicago.

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