Atalissa man killed by fireworks accident day before Independence Day

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ATALISSA, Iowa (KCRG) - A man in Atalissa was killed by a fireworks accident on last week, authorities said today.

At around 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3, multiple emergency responders were called to 2309 Jefferson Avenue in Atalissa for a man that was reportedly hit in the head by a firework.

James Don McMichael, 53, was found dead at the scene. Officials believe the firework struck him in the head, killing him.

The incident is being regarded as an accident.