Explosion of meth causes death
September 26, 2012 by WLKM
A 30-year-old Three Rivers man who was injured in an explosion Monday afternoon has died, according to the Three Rivers Police Department.
The victim was hurt in a garage at a residence in the 100 block of South Andrews Street, where a chemical reaction during the production of methamphetamine resulted in an explosion, police said. The victim was airlifted to Bronson Hospital, where he died of burn-related injuries.
Investigators on Tuesday confirmed their suspicion that the manufacturing of meth caused the explosion. Law-enforcement is looking for a man who fled the scene on foot after the explosion.
The man who left the scene was described as being a white male in his early 30s, wearing a goatee and having short, reddish-blond hair.