Woman Dead during gender-reveal announcement in Marion County

Woman killed during a gender-reveal announcement

A woman is dead following an explosion during a gender-reveal announcement in Marion County Saturday.

Deputies were called to a home in the 2000 block of 180th Place in rural Knoxville just after 4:00 p.m.

When first responders arrived, they said they found a 56-year-old woman dead at the scene.

They said a gender reveal announcement resulted in the explosion, which caused a flying piece of debris to strike the victim.

Among those taking part in the investigation is the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

Police Investigation Reports

At 4:03 p.m. Saturday, officials responded to an explosion at 180th Place in rural Knoxville. When first responders arrived, a 56-year-old woman was pronounced dead.

During the investigation, authorities found that during a gender-reveal announcement, an explosion occurred. The woman was struck by a piece of debris.

Police said the explosion caused a piece of flying debris to strike the victim. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police have not released her identity.

This is a developing story.