Updated Information on Mt. Vernon Fireworks Incident: Preliminary Autopsy Results


Posey County – An autopsy was performed earlier today on Camrynn McMichael, 11, of Mt. Vernon.  According to Posey County Coroner Bill Denning, the preliminary autopsy indicated McMichael died from a head injury due to a firework mortar. His death has been ruled accidental. Toxicology is pending.

This is an on-going investigation.


The below information was released on July 4:

Mt. Vernon Boy Dies after Fireworks Incident

Posey County – Indiana State Police, Mt. Vernon Police and the Posey County Coroner are currently investigating a fireworks incident that claimed the life of an 11-year-old Mt. Vernon boy.

Last night at approximately 9:42 p.m., Posey County 911 Dispatch received a call regarding a child being seriously injured from a fireworks incident at 932 N. Canal Street in Mt. Vernon. The child died while being transported to an Evansville Hospital.

The identity of the child will be released after all members of his family have been notified.

This is an on-going investigation. An autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow.

This incident is being investigated by the Indiana State Police, Mt. Vernon Police Department, and the Posey County Coroner.