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State Police Retract Report of State Fair Victim's Death

Family of Cincinnati woman says organs to be donated

8/22/2011

State Police say they prematurely announced the death of a seventh victim of the State Fair stage collapse.
 
92 minutes after ISP reported Meagan Toothman, 24, had died of her injuries, spokesman David Bursten says Toothman remains on life support in very critical condition. He quotes Marion County Coroner Frank Lloyd's office as describing death as imminent.
 
The family's website at caringbridge.org indicates surgeons plan to harvest Toothman's organs Monday afternoon.
 
According to the site, "It became apparent that our Meagan was no longer with us. The decision was made to allow her to be at peace."
 
Toothman is the cheerleading coach at Turpin High School in Cincinnati. The family's website indicates she suffered severe head injuries and burns when a stage light fell on her.
 
Six people have died since the accident at the Sugarland concert August 13. Along with Toothman, 46 other people were injured.
 
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