July 4, 2016 11:00 pm -

The cannon exploded at a backyard gathering.

Davenport television station KWQC-TV reported that 55-year-old Lori L Heims of Edgewood was flown to an Iowa City hospital, where she was pronounced dead.


The Delaware County sheriff’s department said Heims was injured at the gathering with friends in Greeley around 11.40pm on Saturday.

Investigators said the cannon was loaded and fired, and when it went off the rear portion of the barrel blew out and sent fragments toward Heims. One of the fragments struck her in the head.



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