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Columbus Blue Jackets Goalie Passes Away in Fireworks Accident

Source: ESPN News Services, espn.com, July 06, 2021

Responders took 4 minutes and 38 seconds to arrive after receiving a 911 call.

A medical examiner in Michigan says an autopsy has determined that Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks died of chest trauma from an errant fireworks mortar blast, and not a fall, as authorities previously reported.

Police in Novi, Michigan, said the mortar-style 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.

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