POSEY COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) – Investigators are looking into a fireworks incident that claimed the life of an 11-year-old Mount Vernon boy Sunday night, according to the Indiana State Police.
Few details about what happened have been released, other than emergency dispatchers received a call at about 9:42 p.m. that a child had been seriously hurt by fireworks in the 930 block of Canal Street in Mount Vernon, police said.
The child, identified as Camrynn Ray McMichael, died while being taken to a hospital in Evansville, according to an Indiana State Police media release.
The autopsy performed Tuesday indicated he died from a head injury caused by a firework mortar, the Posey County Coroner reported. His death was ruled accidental.
The toxicology report is pending.
State Police, the Mount Vernon Police Department and the Posey County Coroner are investigating the incident.
Indiana State Police are reminding everyone to be cautious and practice safety around fireworks as the holiday weekend continues.