OTTAWA, Ill. (CBS/AP) — LaSalle County authorities have identified three men killed last week in an explosion near Starved Rock State Park.
The coroner’s office identified the men killed as 39-year-old Immer Rivera Tejada; 26-year-old Guillermo Rivera Tejada and 36-year-old Rafael Rivera Tejada, all of Chicago.READ MORE: Community Leaders Try To Find Home For Mural Dedicated To Murdered Young Activist
Coroner Rich Ploch previously said the men were “cousins and uncles.”READ MORE: Memorial Held For Beloved Barber Gunned Down On The Job In Lawndale
Authorities said the men were killed Thursday when they ignited a black powder substance that exploded along a bank of the Illinois River 75 miles southwest of Chicago.
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