CHARLOTTE, Mich. – A father died days after being injured while rescuing his daughter from a house explosion.
“It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Jeremy Droscha due to injuries sustained in a fire,” Eaton County Fairgrounds posted on its Facebook page. “Jeremy was a great asset to our board, but more importantly a great friend to all of us.”
Droscha most recently served as vice chairman of the board, according to the organization.
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The family also confirmed Droscha’s death on Facebook on Saturday.
According to FOX 47 News, Droscha’s house exploded on Tuesday. He was kicked out of his home but rushed inside to save his 4-year-old daughter, who was slightly injured.
According to a GoFundMe page, Droscha suffered second and third degree burns to 60% of his body.
Michigan State Police called the explosion an accident, according to FOX 47.
This story was reported from Los Angeles.