One dead after fireworks accident in northwest Kansas


COLBY, Kan. (KSNW) – The Colby Police Department said a boy died after being injured by a possible firework Thursday.

Around 7:30 p.m., police received a call that a boy had been severely injured.

EMS and law enforcement arrived and began treating the boy.

He was transported to the hospital where he died. His name hasn’t been released by authorities.

The Colby Police Department is being assisted by the Kansas State Fire Marshal’s Office with the investigation.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, there were five nonoccupational fireworks-related deaths during 2018. All of these fatalities were associated with reloadable aerial devices, and all five victims died from direct impacts of fireworks.

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