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Man dies from firework explosion in Elkhart

Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department officers and the Elkhart Coroner’s office began an investigation Sunday morning into the death of a man who died as the result of a fireworks accident.

44-year-old Jose DeJesus Magallanes suffered from head injuries after a firework explosion at his home on Independence Street in Elkhart.

The ruling of Magallanes’ death is accidental due to blunt force trauma to the head.

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