Authorities: Man injured in Virginia duplex explosion has died

FRANKLIN, Va. (AP) — Authorities say a man critically injured when an explosion occurred in his southeastern Virginia duplex over two weeks ago has died from his injuries.

News outlets cite Franklin City Manager Amanda Jarratt, who said the man died Friday. Franklin police identified him as Michael Wiggins.

Wiggins and a woman were critically injured in the explosion at the Berkley Court Apartments the evening of April 15.

Jarratt said previously that a preliminary investigation had determined that a propane explosion had occurred, and that nothing criminal had happened.

The injured woman was flown to a Richmond hospital.

Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.

Related Categories:

Latest News | Local News | Virginia News

More from WTOP

Log in to your WTOP account for notifications and alerts customized for you.

Sign up