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11-year-old dies in firework accident, 'gone in the blink of an eye'

Washington Examiner logo Washington Examiner 7/4/2022 Luke Gentile
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A young boy in Indiana died Sunday night after he was injured in a fireworks accident, authorities said.

The child, identified as Camrynn Ray McMichael, was playing with fireworks around 9:42 p.m., when he became seriously injured, Indiana State Police said Monday.

He was rushed to a local hospital but died of his wounds on the way there, authorities said.

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McMichael was 11 years old.

He was was "gone ... in the blink of an eye," McMichael's mother said.

An autopsy is slated for Tuesday, and there is an investigation into the situation, according to a report.

McMichael was described by his family as a protective older brother and hard-working student who loved to play sports, the report noted.

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Last year, at least nine people died from fireworks in the United States, and roughly 11,500 people received medical attention pertaining to firework-related injuries, the report noted.

 

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