NHL Goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks Dead at 24 in Fireworks-Related Accident

  

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Via:  john-russell  •  4 weeks ago  •  6 comments

By:   Aidan McLaughlin (Mediaite)

NHL Goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks Dead at 24 in Fireworks-Related Accident
NHL player Matiss Kivlenieks, goalie for the Columbus Blue Jackets, died Sunday night in an accident involving fireworks, according to police. Kivlenieks was at a private party in Novi, Michigan when fireworks were inadvertently shot at people, Novi Police Department Lieutenant Jason Meier said. Kivlenieks, who was in a hot tub, tried to jump out […]

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NHL player Matiss Kivlenieks , goalie for the Columbus Blue Jackets, died Sunday night in an accident involving fireworks, according to police.

Kivlenieks was at a private party in Novi, Michigan when fireworks were inadvertently shot at people, Novi Police Department Lieutenant Jason Meier said. Kivlenieks, who was in a hot tub, tried to jump out but fell and hit his head on the concrete ground.

"There appears to have been a fireworks malfunction, which caused a group of people to flee from the hot tub, including the deceased, who slipped and hit his head on the concrete," Meier said in a statement to ESPN.

Police were called to the house after 10 p.m. Sunday and Kivlenieks was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. According to AP, the medical examiner determined that Kivlenieks died of chest trauma.

Kivlenieks was 24.


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JohnRussell
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1  seeder  JohnRussell    4 weeks ago

The neighborhood here, on the far south side of Chicago, sounded like a battle zone last night.  And I'm not talking about gunshots. I live in a neighborhood where there are tons of city workers, and most of them seem to have access to fireworks. 

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.1  devangelical  replied to  JohnRussell @1    4 weeks ago

although anything that explodes or leaves the ground is illegal here due to the drought, it still sounded and smelled like a war zone. I was watching my daughters dog. he was traumatized, to say the least.

 
 
 
Freedom Warrior
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2  Freedom Warrior    4 weeks ago

Hit his head and died of chest trauma?

 
 
 
Tacos!
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2.1  Tacos!  replied to  Freedom Warrior @2    4 weeks ago

They gotta mean head trauma, I would think. Typo maybe?

 
 
 
shona1
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2.1.1  shona1  replied to  Tacos! @2.1    4 weeks ago

Morning tacos...reporting is different over here. They said he was hit in the chest by a fireworks mortar.. nothing about slipping and hitting his head...just goes to show about news stories and how the facts can change...

Very sad though for his family.

 
 
 
Tacos!
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2.1.2  Tacos!  replied to  shona1 @2.1.1    4 weeks ago

Oh how awful. So sad.

 
 
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