Man Dies in Fireworks Explosion

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Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott says a man died in an explosion of homemade fireworks outside his home Christmas night.

Scott said 60-year-old Ralph "Bubba" Elliott died just before 10 p.m. Tuesday when the homemade device exploded outside his home off Mississippi Highway 46 in western Clay County.

Elliott owned Elliott Trucking and did contract delivery work for Fed-Ex.

Scott says local, state and federal authorities are investigating to determine what was used in the explosive.