Volunteer killed in Ind. gas explosion identified

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Posted on August 27, 2013 at 11:50 PM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 28 at 12:01 AM

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (WHAS11) -- The coroner in Noblesville, Indiana has identified a volunteer killed in a gas grill explosion at Grace Community Church.

Doug Gripp, 52, died at the church, Monday afternoon.

According to officials, a man was helping to prepare for the church's men's ministry
kickoff when the grill, which was owned by Gripp, exploded.

Church leaders were expecting about 400 people to show up to the event, but only volunteers were at the church at the time of the explosion.

Church leaders said Gripp was a beloved and committed volunteer in the men's ministry.

 
 

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