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4-year-old Wisconsin girl killed by fireworks explosion identified

4-year-old Wisconsin girl killed by fireworks explosion identified
Posted at 2:19 PM, Jul 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-11 15:19:37-04

CLINTONVILLE, Wis. (AP) -- Police have identified the 4-year-old girl killed in a fireworks explosion in Clintonville.

Authorities say Alyssa Chmielewski suffered severe injuries to her neck area when the fireworks lit by her father exploded. She died at the scene.

Police say the 42-year-old father had put a number of fireworks in a metal tube and lit it about 10:30 p.m. Monday.

An autopsy is expected to be done Tuesday.