A man who was badly burned in an explosion behind the American Legion Post in Delhi on Wednesday, May 13 has died, police say.
Joseph Mueller, 19, died in the evening on Thursday, May 14, according to Delhi Police Chief Mike Mills.
On Wednesday, Mueller was driving a minivan when it crashed at a high speed into a 1,000-gallon propane tank behind the Legion around 8:15 p.m., causing an enormous explosion and fire.
About 70 people were in the Legion building playing bingo when the explosion occurred. All were safely evacuated.
The Legion building sustained minor damage from the fire, and several outbuildings were destroyed.
Mueller was alive and conscious but unable to speak and badly burned outside the vehicle when first responders arrived. He was taken by helicopter to Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation, police say.
Man seriously burned in Delhi minivan explosion, May 13, 2015