Vernon Township – Authorities say a 26-year-old man has died following a tire explosion at a business in mid-Michigan.

The Isabella County sheriff’s office says Ethan Gage of Clare was changing tires on a piece of farming machinery on Monday in Vernon Township when a tire exploded.

The sheriff’s office says Gage was pronounced dead at the scene about 130 miles northwest of Detroit. Gage was also a volunteer firefighter for the City of Clare.

The death is under investigation.

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