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A candlelight vigil held for local victims in Indiana State fair collapse

Turpin High School Varsity Coach, Meagan Toothman Turpin High School Varsity Coach, Meagan Toothman
Shannon Walcott of Erlanger Shannon Walcott of Erlanger
Vigil held for victims of IN State Fair stage collapse Vigil held for victims of IN State Fair stage collapse
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A candlelight vigil was held for a Turpin High School Varsity Coach, a mother and her two daughters after they were injured when a stage collapsed at the Indiana State Fair.

Turpin High School Varsity Coach, Meagan Toothman, 24, of Anderson Township was in the front row at the Indiana State fair when the roof of the stage collapsed on her. She was seriously injured. One of the lights fell on her, burning her skin through to the liver. She also suffered a head injury and other bodily injuries.

Vigil goers were also were there in support of the Polet family. Jill Polet is being treated after her pelvic bone was crushed. Her daughter Jamie suffered a head injury and both her legs were crushed. Jamie was supposed to start college this fall. Her other daughter Jordan, 10, was thrown from the site as the stage collapsed.

Two others from the Tri-State area were also injured in the stage collapse. Shannon Walcott and her daughter of NKY were at the concert to see Sugarland. Shannon is having surgery Monday to correct her broken hip at Wishard Hospital.

The base of the 11-year-old daughter's skull was crushed and she has lacerations on the lower back lobe of her brain. She underwent brain surgery Saturday night into Sunday morning. She is currently in a chemically-induced coma in the ICU. She is under constant watch from her doctors at Riley Hospital. She would have started school Wednesday.


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