NEWCOMERSTOWN, Ohio: A coroner in eastern Ohio has identified a 77-year-old man killed in a house explosion.

Tuscarawas County coroner Dr. James Hubert said Thursday that the man who died in the explosion Tuesday night in the village of Newcomerstown is Dean Taylor. Hubert said although the investigation is continuing, Taylorís death is being considered accidental.

Neighbors say he was alone in the home. The state fire marshalís office and other authorities are trying to determine what caused the blast.

No other new details were released immediately.