A 24-year-old woman became the seventh victim in the Indiana stage collapse after she succumbed to the injuries sustained during the accident.
Meagan Toothman who was injured in the stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair died on Monday at 3.30 p.m. after being kept on life support to donate her organs, the Marion County Coroner's Office said.
Toothman, a cheerleading coach at Turpin High School in Cincinnati suffered catastrophic injuries and was put into medically induced coma two days following the Aug 13 stage collapse as doctors battled brain swelling, the Marion County Coroner's Office said.
Toothman’s family members said that her organ will be donated to provide gifts of sight, health and life to dozens who are in need.
Late last night it became apparent that our Meagan was no longer with us, the family wrote in an online journal. The decision was made to allow to her to be at peace.
Seven people died and more than 40 people were injured in the stage collapse on Aug. 13 when a blast of wind whipped through the grandstand area minutes before the country duo Sugarland was to begin performing.
Around 12,000 people were gathered to watch the Indiana state fairs, live country music performed by the country duo Sugarland.
The National Weather Service estimated that the winds of up to 70 mph blew down thousands of pound of steel.
Five people died on the scene after the collapse, the sixth victim died on Friday.