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WXYZ-TV's Chief Meteorologist, Dave Rexroth, was seriously injured this weekend during fireworks accident while vacationing with his family in Iowa.
Details of the accident are scarce, though WXYZ reports the Fourth of July accident "caused Dave to lose sight in his left eye."
Rexroth is currently receiving care at a hospital in Iowa City, and is expected to undergo surgery this week, after which he'll begin the process of finding a prosthetic eye.
No word yet on who will replace Rexroth on Channel 5 while he recovers.
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