The death toll in Saturday’s tragic stage collapse at the Indiana State Fairgrounds has risen to five, according to a State Fair spokesman. The accident occurred before country duo Sugarland was set to take the stage for their headline performance. An announcer had reportedly just warned the crowd of the advancing storm and gave instructions on what to do in event of an evacuation when a fierce wind kicked up causing the enormous rigging above the stage, which included lights, scaffolding, and sound equipment, to come crashing to the ground.
In addition to the five confirmed fatalities, hospitals on Sunday morning were treating the 40 or so people, including three children, who were injured in the accident.
State Fair officials have canceled all events scheduled for Sunday.
Indiana State Police are expected to hold a press conference some time later this morning.
Below is video from the press conference held early Sunday morning: