MARYSVILLE, Wash. - A 21-year-old man from Marysville is dead after suffering injuries caused by a firework over the holiday weekend.
Marysville Police and fire department responded to an emergency call around 11:58 p.m. on July 4th. When medics arrived at 51st Avenue NE, they found the man unconscious with significant upper-body injuries. He was then rushed to the hospital, but did not survive.
Police investigated the incident and determined the man died from a prematurely-exploded firework.
A 20-year-old man also experienced non-life-threatening injuries from the incident and was driven to a local hospital before medics and police arrived.
Marysville police said in a statement their thoughts are with the victim's family and friends.
Fireworks have remained illegal to use within Marysville city limits since 2017.