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Mon Jul 5, 2021, 11:56 PM

Columbus Blue Jackets goalie dies after fireworks accident

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Source: Associated Press

By STEPHEN WHYNO and KATHLEEN FOODY
2 hours ago

Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks died of chest trauma from an errant fireworks mortar blast in what authorities described Monday as a tragic accident on the Fourth of July.

Police in Novi, Michigan, said the firework tilted slightly and started to fire toward people nearby Sunday night. The 24-year-old Kivlenieks was in a hot tub and tried to get clear with several other people, police Lt. Jason Meier said. Authorities earlier said the Lativan had died of an apparent head injury during a fall, but an autopsy clarified the cause of death.

The fire department and EMTs got to the private home shortly after 10 p.m. and took Kivlenieks to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Meier said. The Oakland County Medical Examiner’s office reported preliminary autopsy results Monday afternoon.


Read more: https://apnews.com/article/columbus-blue-jackets-matiss-kivlenieks-hockey-nhl-sports-032b8580cdc3cd53c4a950886714c6d2



This is really sad.....

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Tue Jul 6, 2021, 12:02 AM

1. "Tragic accident" but also a homicide. No police report completed yet, and the cops don't yet know

how many people were present, who those people are, and who they still need to interview. They've got a lot of work to do.

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Tue Jul 6, 2021, 12:05 AM

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