IPR News

An Eyewitness to Tragedy

by IPR News

August 14, 2011

Tyler Roark–Tragedy at State Fair

IPR’s Marcus Jackman talks to Mr. Tyler Roark, of Yorktown. Roark, his wife, and their 12 year old daughter were among those seated on the racetrack for the Sugarland concert Saturday night at the State Fair in Indianapolis. The Roarks and a friend had just got up to seek shelter from the approaching storm when high wind gusts brought down the stage rigging, killing five people and wounding dozens more.