Independence Day fireworks incident turns fatal, one dead in Mt. Healthy

Independence Day fireworks incident turns fatal

MT. HEALTHY, Ohio (FOX19) - A man is dead after being struck in the head by fireworks in Mt. Healthy, according to Mt. Healthy Police Chief Col. Vincent Demasi.

The chief said officers were called to Adams Road around 1 a.m. Sunday for a report of a man suffering from a head injury.

The man, identified by the Hamilton County Coroner’s Office as Glenn Powell, 63, was found suffering from extensive head trauma due to being struck, reported Demasi.

Powell died at the scene on Adams Road, according to the chief.

Demasi said the Hamilton County Bomb squad confiscated the fireworks.

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Greg and Elaine Lewis live down the block from where the incident happened.

They say they are in disbelief over their neighbor’s unexpected death.

“It’s heartbreaking and sad because you truly do realize that accidents can happen in the flash of a second,” Elaine told FOX19 NOW.

“We knew the people,” Greg added. “The gentleman that passed away graduated from high school with (Elaine’s) older sister. So, it really hits home.”

Mt. Healthy Mayor James Wolf issued the following statement on Facebook early Sunday evening:

“We had a tragic death in our community last night. Out of respect for the family, neighbors, first responders, and others who are traumatized by this event, please refrain from shooting more fireworks. Independence Day is now over, and fireworks are still illegal in Ohio.”

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Posted by City of Mt. Healthy Fire Department on Sunday, July 5, 2020

Police have announced no arrests connected to the incident as of Sunday afternoon.

Demasi says this is still under investigation.

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