Homemade cannon explosion kills woman

GREELEY, Iowa (KWQC) – An Edgewood, Iowa woman was killed when a homemade cannon exploded Saturday night.

Lori L. Heims, 55, was flown to Iowa City where she was pronounced dead.

The Delaware County Sheriff’s Department says Heims was injured while with friends at a backyard gathering in Greeley around 11:40 p.m. on Saturday, July 2, 2016.

Investigators say a homemade cannon was loaded and fired, and when it went off “the rear portion of the barrel blew out sending fragments where [Heims] was sitting.”

One of the fragments from the explosion struck Heims in the head.

She was taken to a hospital in Manchester before being flown to Iowa City, but doctors were unable to save her.

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