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Drunk man kills himself in front of family by holding exploding firecracker on his face

By Mason White 1:38 PM June 30, 2015
Scott Jeffers 

By: Feng Qian
A man died as his family watched by holding an exploding firecracker on his face, police in Michigan said.

47-year-old Scott Jeffers of Walled Lake, died from trauma to the head on Sunday night.

Paramedics who arrived at the scene, found Jeffers unresponsive and suffering from serious head trauma caused by a firecracker.

Jeffers was pronounced dead at the scene and alcohol was a factor.

According to the police investigation, Jeffers tried to perform a stunt for YouTube, and he thought that the firecracker was unlit.

Police said that the firecracker was bought in the state legally. Family members told investigators that Jeffers was preparing to host a party.