An 11-year-old Indiana boy has died after injuring himself while playing with firecrackers over the weekend of July 4th, state officials and family members said.
A press release from the Indiana State Police said the Posey County 911 dispatcher received an 911 call shortly after 9:40 p.m. Sunday regarding a child seriously injured in a fireworks incident.
Officers who arrived at a home on the 900 block of North Canal Street in Mt. Vernon found the boy, identified as Camrynn Ray McMichael, suffering from serious injuries.
The 11-year-old died in an ambulance en route to Evansville Hospital.
Camrynn’s devastated mother, Kyrra Lynn, provided a vivid description of her son’s injuries in a Facebook post on Monday.
“I held my son’s (sic) fractured skull and brain in my hands last night y’all,” she wrote.
Lynn warned people to stay away from fireworks.
“I will never see my son at fireworks again,” she added. “Never think it can’t happen to you.”
In an interview with WXIN-TV, Lynn described the incident that ended her son’s life as “a tragic freak accident.”
“He died as a boy playing with fireworks,” she said.
A relative, who started a GoFundMe campaign to help the family with Camrynn’s funeral expenses, wrote in the description that the 11-year-old is an “all round amazingly smart kid” who has a passion for football and basketball and is passionate about it looking forward to starting middle school in fall.
“Cam was always willing to help anyone who needed her,” wrote Alexandra Eaton, Lynn’s sister-in-law. “Cam was proud to be a big brother and adored his little sister.”
The State Police, Mt. Vernon Police Department and Posey County Coroner are investigating the boy’s death.
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