UPDATE: A fifth person has died as a result of the Indiana State Fair concert stage collapse that occurred Saturday, authorities say. ________
It's a heartland heartbreaker for Sugarland fans at an Indiana State Fair concert.
Severe weather left four dead when high winds blew concert scaffolding onto the front rows, as the country band waited to take the stage. Dozens were reportedly injured according to reports, and an eyewitness who works for WANE-TV in Fort Wayne, Ind., described the harrowing scene pictured in the video above:
"The wind just picked up and the stage just caught and the roof just caught and it went up like a sail and then it crashed forward into the people standing in the front. There were people trapped underneath and everyone was running and screaming," said Kirby Ehler of local NewsChannel 15. "They were asking any medics or nurses not to leave."
The National Weather Service had issued a hazardous weather alert for central Indiana, warning of heavy rain and thunderstorms. The alert stated, "thunderstorms may be severe with damaging winds and large hail as the main threats." Adding, "the storms will also produce dangerous lightning and brief heavy rainfall."
Reportedly wind gusts of 60 to 70 miles per hour struck the area causing the collapse as thousands of fans waited for the headliners to take the stage.