1 killed in Hebron, Ind. firework accident

A northwest Indiana man was killed in a fireworks accident Saturday night.

The accident happened in the 600-block of Persimmon Parkway in Hebron, the Porter County Coroner's Office said.

A witness told authorities that the man, identified to the Porter County Coroner's Office as 37-year-old Scott McKee, had just set a firework mortar into a mortar tube when it prematurely went off and struck him in the head.

McKee was pronounced dead at the scene. Another person was seriously injured and flown to a hospital in Chicago.

An investigation into the accident is ongoing.
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