Michigan man killed after firework hits him in chest, explodes

A 44-year-old Detroit man was killed by a firework while celebrating the Fourth of July.

The man was lighting fireworks outside of his home on the west side of Detroit at about 10:30 p.m. when one of them flew directly at him, police told WCPO news partner WXYZ-TV.

Officials said the firework him him the in chest and exploded, killing him. He wasn't immediately identified.

It's unclear what caused the firework to malfunction.

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