A 25-year-old Salem man was killed last night in Henderson County, Ky.
Michael Osborne, Salem, died of blunt force trauma in a fireworks accident Monday night.
Deputies from the Henderson County Sheriff’s Offfice along with Henderson County EMS responded to a 911 call to the 9000 block of Dixon Road in reference to a fireworks accident.
Upon arrival, police determined Osborne was attempting to set off aerial fireworks when one of them exploded on him.
According to a witness statement, Osborne was attempting to ignite a firework when it went off, striking him in the chest and exploding.
Osborne was transported by Henderson County EMS to Methodist Hospital where he was pronounced dead.