PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) — A defective airbag is to blame for a Pensacola man’s death last month, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The FHP said this should’ve been just a minor crash but it was a Takata airbag that killed a 23-year-old man who was driving a Ford Ranger pickup truck. The crash with another car happened on Mobile Highway at Boulder Avenue on July 7.

A defective airbag throws out shrapnel that can kill or injure someone. A 2018 recall revealed more than 30,000 2006 Ford Rangers potentially have defective airbags.

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