2 injured – one seriously – when winds knock over sign at Bell County Expo

Posted at 11:24 AM, Sep 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-05 23:12:34-04

Two were injured – one critically – on Sunday when strong winds knocked over a sign near the fair entrance during the Central Texas State Fair at the Bell County Expo.

“The sign, which had been secured by multiple 55-gallon drums filled with water, collapsed onto two fair visitors,” Bell County spokesman James Stafford said in a news release.

The two injured were taken to Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Temple, “one with critical injuries,” Stafford said.

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“Bell County staff have been left reeling by this tragedy,” Stafford said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.”