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Victims of State Fair Tragedy Identified

8/14/2011 photo: Ernie Mills
Concertgoers help remove debris shortly after the collapse.
( photo: Ernie Mills)

Three women and two men have been identified as those killed after the Hoosier Lottery Grandstand stage at the State Fair collapsed Saturday night.

State Police says four people died at the scene: Tammy Vandam, 42 of Wanatah, Indiana; Glenn Goodrich, 49 of Indianapolis; Alina Bigjohny, 23 of Fort Wayne and Christiana Santiago, 29 of Chicago.

52-year-old lighting stagehand Nathan Byrd of Indianapolis died overnight from his injuries.

In a news conference Sunday morning, State Police said they feared other victims may succomb to their injuries. At least 45 people were hospitalized after the accident. 


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