TOPEKA – A 26-year-old Kansas man who climbed onto a roof to launch fireworks is dead after falling from atop his southeast Topeka house.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports Christen Locke fell from the roof after he was injured by a firework just after midnight Tuesday morning.
Topeka police Lt. Jennifer Cross says the call was originally reported as a fall but an investigation revealed the fireworks accident.
Locke was transported to a hospital with life-threatening injuries and later died.
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