Victim identified in fatal firework incident in Scranton

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UPDATE: The Lackawanna County coroner has identified the victim as 31-year-old Corey Buckley of Scranton.

SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – One person is dead after an incident involving fireworks in Lackawanna County.

Police confirm that a call came in around 1:45 PM on Saturday when first responders were dispatched to the area of Cedar Ave and Walsh Street in Scranton for an injury from fireworks.

Scranton Police Chief Carl Graziano confirmed that one male died as a result of the incident.

According to the Lackawanna County coroner, Corey Buckley, 31, was killed instantly when the commercial grade firework device he was attempting to deploy exploded.

Scranton PD are investigating the incident.

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