Indiana State Fair Victims Accepting Settlement
$13.2 million to be awarded.
The majority of the victims from the stage collapse at the 2011 Indiana State Fair have chosen to take a settlement offered by the state and two private companies. According to the Associated Press, 51 of the 62 eligible claimants have opted to accept their portion of the $13.2 million offer, but more could follow.
On Aug. 13, 2011, high winds ripped down light and sound rigging, and caused the stage to collapse just moments prior to Sugarland's show that evening. The collapse killed seven and injured dozens more.
This year's Indiana State Fair kicked off today and includes free performances from Tyler Farr, Greg Bates, Easton Corbin, JT Hodges, The Lost Trailers, Thomas Rhett and Casey James, as well as a ticketed show from Blake Shelton, Sunny Sweeney and Caroline Kole on Aug. 17 at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
There was no official comment from Sugarland at press time.