Man dies after fireworks explode inside Elkhart home

A man died in Elkhart County after a fireworks accident Sunday, July 5, 2015. (WNDU Photo)

ELKHART, Ind. (WISH) — A man died after fireworks exploded inside his home, according to the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department.

Police say neighbors reported hearing a loud boom around 9:30 a.m. Sunday at a home in the 54000 block of Independence Street in Elkhart.

Jose Magallanes, 44, died after suffering blunt force trauma to the head, according to the Elkhart County Coroner’s Office.

His death has been ruled accidental.

A man from Marion, Indiana, was killed on Saturday after an accident involving fireworks. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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