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Man Killed When Storm Slams Tent Down On Crowd Near Chicago

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Posted at 9:29 PM, Aug 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-07 17:20:23-04

CHICAGO (AP) -- A 35-year-old man has been named as the person killed when a tent collapsed during a brief storm at a suburban Chicago festival.

Police identified Steven Nincic, a resident of the suburb of Wood Dale where the incident happened on Sunday afternoon, as the fatality.

They said 15 people were injured and transported to local hospitals. Several other slightly injured people were treated at the scene and released, according to a statement from the Wood Dale police department posted on Facebook.

Witnesses said a strong wind gust picked the tent up and slammed it down to the ground on some of the crowd. 

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