Chemical reaction caused fatal fireworks blast

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Associated Press

Posted on March 5, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 5 at 11:05 AM

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., say a chemical reaction between fireworks and mixing compounds being transported in a car caused an explosion that fatally injured a California man.

Lake Havasu City Fire Marshal Chip Shilosky says the explosion occurred as 59-year-old Randy Feldman of Menlo Park and another man were driving on State Route 95 in Lake Havasu City on Feb. 12.

Feldman was severely burned by a secondary explosion of fireworks in the car's trunk, and he died Feb. 27 at a hospital in Las Vegas.

According to the Today's News-Herald (http://bit.ly/1lyLStK), Feldman was in Lake Havasu City for a Western Pyrotechnics Association event.

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