Explosion of meth causes death

A 30-year-old Three Rivers man who was injured in an explosion Monday afternoon has died, according to the Three Rivers Police Department.

The victim was hurt in a garage at a residence in the 100 block of South Andrews Street, where a chemical reaction during the production of methamphetamine resulted in an explosion, police said. The victim was airlifted to Bronson Hospital, where he died of burn-related injuries.

Investigators on Tuesday confirmed their suspicion that the manufacturing of meth caused the explosion. Law-enforcement is looking for a man who fled the scene on foot after the explosion.

The man who left the scene was described as being a white male in his early 30s, wearing a goatee and having short, reddish-blond hair.

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