INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana First Lady Cheri Daniels says a state trooper escorted her from the State Fair Grandstand moments before a deadly stage collapse after both of them saw lightning from an approaching storm.
Daniels tells The Indianapolis Star she thought they'd return in about 15 minutes from the shelter of a nearby building for country duo Sugarland's scheduled show.
Instead, The Star reports (http://bit.ly/qMbHfZ) Daniels says she saw the wind swirling and heard screams Saturday night as they left the Grandstand, but thought it was just the storm.
Daniels learned 40 minutes later that one of her three daughters also attending the fair was not injured when high winds toppled stage rigging, killing five people and injuring dozens. She says she's not dwelling on what might have been done differently.