Woman Injured in House Explosion Now in ‘Good’ Condition



Michael Kneer’s aunt, Shelby Mattingly, tells us he has had six surgeries in the last four days buy still hasn’t responded. He is in a Louisville hospital.

Mattingly says Jesse Woolems, who is in Indianapolis, is in worse condition due to internal injuries.

We still don’t know the extent of Tara McKnight’s injuries, however, she is listed in good condition.

The cause for the blast in still under investigation.

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One of the three people seriously injured in the Evansville house explosion on Hercules Ave. has had their condition upgraded.

According to the Eskenazi Health Burn Unit, Tara McKnight’s condition has been upgraded to ‘good.’

Family members have identified the two other people injured in the explosion as McKnight’s young son Jesse Woolems and Michael Kneer.

Eyewitness News was unable to gather an update on the condition of Kneer or Woolems on Wednesday.

The explosion killed two people. Vanderburgh County Coroner Steve Lockyear said Sharon Mand and Kathleen Woolems died from smoke inhalation.

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