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Mount Vernon woman identifies 11-year-old fatal fireworks incident victim as her son

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MOUNT VERNON, Ind. — A child died Sunday night in what authorities are describing as a "fireworks incident" in Mount Vernon.

The child, identified by his mother, is 11-year-old Camrynn Ray McMichael.

The incident happened at 932 N. Canal St., according to Indiana State Police Sgt. Todd Ringle. He said Posey County 911 Dispatch was called at 9:42 p.m. about a serious injury.

Camrynn died while being taken to an Evansville hospital. Further information will come following completion of an autopsy on Tuesday, Ringle said.

The investigation also includes the Mount Vernon Police Department.

Camrynn's mother, Kyrra McMichael, told the Courier & Press her son was an honor roll student who loved playing sports and making people laugh.

"No matter the situation he tried to be happy," Kyrra McMichael said in a social media message. "He loved his little sister, Karmynn Louise McMichael. He protected her like a big brother should! He was an all-around, American boy trying to get himself a scholarship to go to college and be in the NFL or NBA. He’s every parent's dream of a boy ... And because boys are boys, they play with fireworks (and) he is gone. In the blink of an eye. Literally."

This story will be updated.

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