Deadly northwestern Arizona car blast blamed on fireworks

A chemical reaction between fireworks and mixing compounds being transported in a car caused an explosion that fatally injured a California man, according authorities in Lake Havasu, Ariz.

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

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

According to the Today’s News-Herald, Feldman was in Lake Havasu City for a Western Pyrotechnics Association event.


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