Boone County man killed while setting off fireworks

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GARDEN PRAIRIE, Ill. (WTVO)–A man in his thirties died Sunday night after lighting off fireworks, according to Boone County Sheriff’s Deputies.

Officials responded to the incident around 9:15 p.m. at an address in Garden Prairie, where they found the victim, a man in his 30’s, had suffered a fatal injury while lighting off fireworks, police said.

Officials say they’re still investigating the details on how the accident happened.

The man’s name is being withheld from the public at this time.

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