The main stage collapsed at the Indiana State Fair at about 9 p.m. Saturday, killing five and injuring 45. According to the National Weather Service, winds as strong as 60 to 70 mph were responsible for the deaths. The death toll has risen to five in the stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair in which 45 people were also injured.
There were "no words to process a moment of this magnitude and gravity," Sugarland's lead singer Jennifer Nettles said in a statement to the Associated Press.
The victims, 42-year-old Tammy Vandam, 49-year-old Glenn Goodrich, 23-year-old Alina Bigjohny, 29-year-old Christina Santiagoand 51-year-old Nathan Byrd, were identified by the Marion County coroner's office.
The accident was captured in a YouTube video.
"It was like it was in slow motion," concertgoer Amy Weathers told the Indianapolis Star. "You couldn't believe it was actually happening," she added.
"We are all right. We are praying for our fans, and the people of Indianapolis. We hope you will join us. They need our strength," Sugarland said on Twitter.
The band was not on stage at the time of the incident.
The fair was subsequently shut down.