(NEWSER) – Another man is dead after reportedly shooting a firework off his own body, this time in Texas. Postal worker Justin Bartek, 30, was setting off fireworks with friends along the Colorado River in Columbus early yesterday when he put a Medieval Knight, a large, tube-shaped firework, on his chest and set it off, witnesses tellABC 13.
He was rushed to Columbus Community Hospital with critical injuries and later died, reports KPRC. "He just had an infectious spirit, whenever you met him you met a friend," says a woman who set up a GoFundMe account to support Bartek's partner and 3-year-old son. "He was the light of many people's lives and the world to the people that knew him, and he would give the world to any that asked."
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