MT. VERNON, Ind. (WEHT) — An 11-year old Mt. Vernon boy has passed away from serious injuries sustained during a fireworks incident.

According to Indiana State Police (ISP), the Camrynn McMichael passed away while on the way to an Evansville hospital from North Canal Street.

The Mt. Vernon Police Department tells Eyewitness News the incident happened shortly before 10 p.m. Sunday night in the city limits.

Camrynn’s mother, Kyrra Lynn, says her son was to be attending Mt. Vernon Junior High School. She says he loved to play sports, including football and basketball, and had aspirations to be in the NFL or NBA. She went on to say he was very hard working and even was on the AB honor roll.

She adds if there was anything that he loved more, it was his smaller sister Karmynn McMichael and that he protected her like any big brother should.

Mt. Vernon Police and ISP are investigating the death along with the Posey County Coroner’s office. ISP says an autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday July 5th.