69
      Saturday
      70 / 51
      Sunday
      64 / 41
      Monday
      68 / 39

      Detroit man, 44, killed while lighting fireworks

      A 44-year-old Detroit man celebrating July Fourth has been killed after fireworks he was lighting struck him in the chest and exploded.

      WXYZ-TV and WDIV-TV report Saturday that instead of shooting toward the sky, the fireworks shot out horizontally about 10:30 p.m. Friday on the city's west side.

      A neighbor tells WWJ-AM that the man was holding the fireworks when it went off.

      He was pronounced dead at the scene.

      component-story-more_media_horiz-v1-01
      FOLLOW US ON TWITTER