Mother of man killed in Medina apartment explosion dies after trying to save son

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MEDINA, Ohio (WJW) -- Fire crews have confirmed that the mother of the 18-year-old man killed in an apartment building explosion has also died.

According to the Medina Fire Department, the explosion happened around 3:15 a.m. Thursday at the Medina Village Apartments on Springbrook Road.

When firefighters arrived, they found the 8-unit building in flames.

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Fire crews have confirmed that the mother of the 18-year-old man killed in an apartment building explosion has also died.

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Fire crews have confirmed that the mother of the 18-year-old man killed in an apartment building explosion has also died.

(Photo credit: WJW)

Fire crews have confirmed that the mother of the 18-year-old man killed in an apartment building explosion has also died.

(Photo credit: WJW)

Fire crews have confirmed that the mother of the 18-year-old man killed in an apartment building explosion has also died.

(Photo credit: WJW)

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Medina County Fire Chief Robert Painter told Fox 8 the 18-year-old man was bedridden and had autism, and his parents went back into the building to try to save their son.

They were flown to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. There is no word on the condition of the man's father.

Painter said another resident suffered minor injuries after slipping on the ice.

A Medina dispatcher said approximately 20 people were displaced from their homes by the fire.

The Ohio State Fire Marshal is on the scene to investigate.

We will continue to update this developing story on Fox 8 and FOX8.com.

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