Fireworks explosion kills Harrod man in Lima

LIMA — An accidental explosion caused by fireworks killed a Harrod man early Saturday morning, according to police reports.

At roughly 4:20 a.m., Lima Police Department officers responded to a request for help in reference to an injured man at 728 S. Elizabeth St. After dispatching officers and emergency medical personnel to the address, officers found Glen Williams, 34, of Harrod, severely burned due an apparent mishap with a pile of fireworks that caused an explosion in his lap.

Williams was found conscious sitting in the passenger compartment of his vehicle badly injured and burned, and he was rushed to Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center. Due to his extensive injuries, Williams died after his arrival.

According to police reports, the incident is under investigation and the cause of death has yet to be officially determined.

Lima Police Department is also asking the public for any information about the incident or where Williams may have been on June 19 and 20. Those with information can contact LPD at 419-227-4444 or Det. Steve Stechshulte at 419-221-5181.

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