A young boy in Indiana died Sunday night after he was injured in a fireworks accident, authorities said.
The child, identified as Camrynn Ray McMichael, was playing with fireworks around 9:42 p.m., when he became seriously injured, Indiana State Police said Monday.
He was rushed to a local hospital but died of his wounds on the way there, authorities said.
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McMichael was 11 years old.
He was was “gone … in the blink of an eye,” McMichael’s mother said.
An autopsy is slated for Tuesday, and there is an investigation into the situation, according to a report.
McMichael was described by his family as a protective older brother and hard-working student who loved to play sports, the report noted.
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Last year, at least nine people died from fireworks in the United States, and roughly 11,500 people received medical attention pertaining to firework-related injuries, the report noted.