Prosecutor handed goalie fireworks death probe

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Police successful Michigan person turned implicit their probe into the fireworks death of Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks to a authoritative for review.

The Novi Police Department has not requested charges successful Kivlenieks' Fourth of July death, Lt. Jason Meier said Monday.

"Due to the high-profile nature, we wanted an other acceptable of eyes (on the case)," said Meier, adding that the constabulary probe was implicit unless different directed by the Oakland County prosecutor's office.

Kivlenieks' decease inactive is considered accidental, Meier said.

Goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks of the Columbus Blue Jackets. (NHLI via Getty Images)

The 24-year-old died of thorax trauma from an errant fireworks mortar blast. Police person said the firework astatine a backstage location northwest of Detroit tilted somewhat and started to occurrence toward radical nearby. Kivlenieks was successful a blistery tub and was trying to determination retired of the mode of the firework erstwhile helium was struck.

He was pronounced dormant astatine a hospital.

Kivlenieks astir precocious represented Latvia this outpouring astatine the satellite hockey title successful which helium played 4 games. This past season, helium played 2 games for the Blue Jackets and 8 for the American Hockey League's Cleveland Monsters.

A autochthonal of Riga, Latvia, Kivlenieks signed with the Blue Jackets arsenic a escaped cause successful May 2017 and played 8 games for the nine overall.

Matiss Kivlenieks. (NHLI via Getty Images)

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