Texas man killed after shooting firework from chest

The father was critically injured and died after he was rushed to the hospital by paramedics


COLUMBUS, Texas — Colorado County sheriff's officials said a Columbus man died after shooting a firework off his chest. Justin Bartek, 30, died at Columbus Community Hospital on Tuesday.

"He just had an infectious spirit, whenever you met him you met a friend," said Erica Jackson.

Bartek is well known in the small town of Columbus. Friends described him as a veteran postal worker full of personality and generosity.

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