The death toll in the stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair last Friday rose to six after the death of a Ball State University senior.
22-year-old Jennifer Haskell died on Friday morning at a hospital in Indianapolis, the Star Press reported. Mike Whited, her uncle, announced her death Friday morning.
Haskell attended the Indiana fair with a friend who was also killed. She died on the same day when her friend Alina BigJohny, 23, was buried in Fort Wayne.
After a long, courageous battle, Jenny Haskell died at 8:15 this morning from her injuries sustained from the tragedy at the State Fair, Haskell's parents said in a statement released by Ball State University officials.
Haskell was injured when a wind gust toppled the metal scaffolding holding lights and other equipment.
Haskell was majoring in exercise science and also served on the campus landscaping crew.
Six 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.
The Ball State community is deeply saddened to learn of Jenny's passing, said President Jo Ann M. Gora.
Haskell lived in Muncie, and was a graduate from Monroe Central Junior-Senior High School. She was an honor-roll student and member of the school's basketball and softball teams.