For immediate release: Aug 14, 2011 05:18:00 EST
Posted by: [Statefair]
Contact: Andy Klotz
Phone: (317) 927-7577

Indiana State Fair Incident Report

Below is information from the Marion County Coroner's Office with the names of the persons who lost their lives as a result of the tragic accident that occurred at approximately 8:49 p.m. at the Indiana State Fairgrounds on the evening of Saturday, August 13, 2011.  Questions related to the deceased should be directed to the Marion County Coroner's Office at 317-327-4744.

The Coordinating investigative agency is the Indiana State Police.  The formal title of this investigation is: Death Investigation - Accidental.

Other investigative agencies are the Indiana Attorney General's Office, the Marion County Coroner's Office, the Indiana State Fire Marshal's Office and the Indiana Occupational Health and Safety Administration.  Each agency will be investigating within the scope of their area of expertise.

Investigations of this nature can take weeks or months to complete and there will be no information released related to specific aspects of this ongoing investigation.

1. Tammy Vandam W/F/42, Wanatah, Indiana, Died on scene

2. Glenn Goodrich W/M/49, Indianapolis, Died on scene

3. Alina Bigjohny, W/F/23, Ft. Wayne, Indiana, Died on Scene

4. Christina Santiago W/F/29, Chicago, Illinois, Died on Scene

5. Nathan Byrd, W/M/51, Indianapolis, Died at Methodist

The Indiana State Fair will resume at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, August 15, 2011, with a Rememberance Ceremony at the Energy Armor Free Stage in the northwest corner of the fairgrounds.  For additional details about the remaining Indiana State Fair program, please visit


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