WEST FRANKFORT, Ill. (AP) — Police say a southern Illinois man has died after he was injured in a house explosion earlier this month.
West Frankfort Police Chief Shawn Talluto tells the Southern Illinoisan in a Monday story that he was notified of 20-year-old Casey Hester's death Saturday evening. Hester was taken to a St. Louis hospital after the explosion on July 6.
West Frankfort police haven't said what caused the explosion. Authorities said the home was structurally unsound. Firefighters tore down the home because of heavy damage.
Neighbors said they felt the explosion a block away.
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