The death toll from the stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair will today rise to seven. The family of 24-year-old Meagan Toothman, a cheerleading coach from Ohio, says they have decided to "allow her to be at peace." Meagan suffered severe brain injuries when hit by the scaffolding that came crashing down in the almost 80 mile per hour winds, just minutes before Sugarland were set to take the stage. She has been on life support since the tragedy, and her family has signed off on an organ donation surgery today (August 22).
Five people died at the scene of the August 13 tragedy, and one other passed away from her injuries this past Friday, August 19. Sugarland paid tribute to the victims with a moment of silence at their show last week in Albuquerque.