HOUSTON COUNTY, Ga. — Several law enforcement agencies responded to a deadly propane grill explosion Friday that took place during a fundraiser.
Houston County Coroner James Williams said authorities responded to reports of an explosion on Tabor Drive in Warner Robins at 11:20 a.m. Williams said the blast occurred during a local motorcycle club’s fundraiser event.
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When Warner Robins Police, Warner Robins Fire and Houston County EMS arrived, Williams said they learned that a propane grill exploded and injured four people during the event.
Authorities said they believe the people were trying to reignite the gas grill when the explosion occurred.
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Williams said two victims were transported to Atrium Medical Center in Macon, where one died Friday afternoon from his injuries. The victim was identified as 67-year-old Jonnie Lane Probert of Byron.
Authorities have not released the identities of the other three victims and their conditions.
Williams said investigators ruled the death as accidental.
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