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KNOXVILLE, Md. (WUSA) -- Maryland State Police say a 39-year-old man was killed at an auto repair business in Knoxville after a tire exploded on Wednesday morning.

The shop is located in the 1400 block of Souder Road in Knoxville. According to state police, 39-year-old Brian Alan Snoots was dead when troopers arrived to investigate a report of an industrial accident at 8:30 a.m.

Their investigation revealed that Snoots was filling an industrial tractor tire with air and it exploded, then hit him, say police.

Sky 9 flew over the scene on Wednesday morning, which showed emergency vehicles at the scene.

State police are still investigating. They say no charges have been filed in this incident.


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