Indiana Settles With Stage Collapse Victims

The victims of the Indiana State Fair tragedy are being compensated. All but one of 65 claimants accepted the state’s settlement offer, according to WTHR in Indianapolis. This includes the estates of seven people who died at the Aug. 13 Sugarland concert when high winds caused the stage to collapse.

The state is paying out $5 million total to the victims, the maximum under Indiana law. The estates of the deceased will receive more than $300,000 each, and the remainder will be divided among the other victims.

Fair officials raised and distributed an additional $800,000 in donations for the victims.

Sugarland returned to Indianapolis Oct. 28 for a free concert at Conseco Fieldhouse to raise money for victims.

Other lawsuits stemming from the tragedy are ongoing.


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