State officials say the father and daughter killed Monday evening in the collapse of a circus tent in Lancaster were from Concord, Vermont.
They were identified as 41 year-old Robert Young, and his six-year-old daughter Annabelle,
State fire marshal Bill Degnan said they died of “blunt force trauma” from beams that had been supporting the tent.
At a news conference Tuesday afternoon Degnan also faulted the circus operators.
“The circus did not have a place-of-assembly permit and that is one of the things were are looking into.”