- Associated Press - Monday, July 6, 2015

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Yellowstone County officials have released the name of a 32-year-old man who was killed in a fireworks accident in Billings on July 4.

Coroner Lt. Bill Jones tells The Billings Gazette (https://bit.ly/1H5j025 ) that Nathan Vannatta of Billings died of blunt force trauma to the neck.

Police Sgt. Harley Cagle has said a mortar that was launched from a tube struck and killed Vannatta at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

Fireworks are illegal in Billings. No citations were immediately issued.

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Information from: The Billings Gazette, https://www.billingsgazette.com


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