- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 8, 2015

COLUMBUS, Texas (AP) - Investigators say a 30-year-old South Texas man has died of injuries suffered when he shot some fireworks from his chest.

Justin Bartek of Columbus died Tuesday at a hospital.

The Colorado County Sheriff’s Office says Bartek was critically hurt before dawn Tuesday while discharging fireworks at a fishing spot on the Colorado River.


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Authorities say Bartek put a tube-type fireworks device on his chest and lit it. He was with friends when the accident happened.

Officials have ordered an autopsy.



Columbus is 60 miles west of Houston.

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