Indiana fair remembers stage collapse year later

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Music will be silenced and rides stopped at the Indiana State Fair to honor the victims of a deadly stage collapse one year ago.

Organizers plan to shut down all activities from 8:46 p.m. to 8:50 p.m. Monday to commemorate the seven people killed and dozens injured Aug. 13, 2011, when high winds sent stage rigging crashing onto fans awaiting a concert by country duo Sugarland.

The fair resumed this year with a few key changes. There are no performances on a temporary stage in front of the grandstand and ticket prices have increased to cover losses after the collapse.

Much has yet to be resolved. Lawsuits are still being worked out and a combined settlement brokered by Attorney General Greg Zoeller with the owner of the stage is pending.

(COPYRIGHT 2011 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.)


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