Man Dies From Injuries Suffered In Home Explosion

West Frankfort, Ill. – A man has died from injuries suffered in a home explosion.

20-year-old Casey Hester had been in a medically induced coma since the explosion July 6 in West Frankfort. Police say he died Saturday at a hospital in St. Louis.

He suffered burns over 70-to-80 percent of his body in the explosion, but he was the only one inside the home at the time. Police were reportedly pursuing a criminal investigation into the explosion.