Indiana man killed in garage explosion identified

Authorities say the man was working on a fuel tank near his garage when the explosion happened.
Published: Jul. 27, 2021 at 9:48 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 28, 2021 at 11:36 AM EDT
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RIPLEY COUNTY, Ind. (WXIX) - A man died Tuesday night following an explosion at his house in Southeast Indiana.

The incident occurred on South Benham Road in Versailles.

Investigators with the Indiana State Fire Marshal’s Office say Kenneth Hayes, 83, was killed.

Authorities say the explosion happened in the garage and that Hayes was nearby cutting on a fuel tank when the explosion occurred.

The official cause of death is pending the outcome of an autopsy, according to the Ripley County Coroner’s Office.

His wife was also home but made it out ok, according to first responders.

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