By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

NORTH UTICA, Ill. (CBS/AP) — An attorney says an explosion that killed three Chicago men last week near a state park in northern Illinois may have been connected to a nearby bridge demolition project.

Brothers Inmer Rivera Tejada and Rafael Rivera Tejada, and their nephew Guillermo Rivera Tejada, were found dead May 6 near an Illinois River bridge close to Starved Rock State Park.
The Chicago Sun-Times reports explosives were used in March to remove steel spans from the bridge.

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Officials have said the men died when they ignited black powder, possibly while trying to light a fire. Attorney Tara Devine says the family wants the demolition work and clean-up to be investigated.

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CBS 2 Chicago Staff