Published: Sep 16, 2013 10:42 AM EDT

DESTIN, Fla. (AP) - The man who was killed in a Florida Panhandle explosion over the weekend was from Illinois.
    
Okaloosa County sheriff's officials say 35-year-old Michael Todd Brower was from Benton, Ill., near St. Louis. His friend, 58-year-old Luis Lopez, was critically injured. Lopez is a pediatrician from Benton.
    
They were at Lopez's vacation home in Destin on Saturday night when a car parked outside exploded. Officials think the explosion was related to acetylene torches they had rented to work on the home. The gas is used for welding and soldering.
    
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Information from: Northwest Florida Daily News (Fort Walton Beach, Fla.), http://www.nwfdailynews.com

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