RAYMONDVILLE, Texas (AP) — In a story March 17 about a man killed by bees, The Associated Press, relying on information from the Valley Morning Star, misspelled the victim’s name. His name was Juventino Gonzales, not Juvenito Gonzales.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Bees sting 85-year-old man to death in South Texas
An 85-year-old man has died after being stung about 200 times by a swarm of bees in South Texas
RAYMONDVILLE, Texas (AP) — An 85-year-old man has died after being stung about 200 times by a swarm of bees in South Texas.
Willacy County authorities say Juventino Gonzales was cutting grass in Raymondville on Tuesday afternoon when he was fatally stung. Willacy County Sheriff Larry Spence says the noise of the tractor likely stirred up the bees.
Gonzales died at the scene and investigators later found a beehive in a nearby stack of tires.
Raymondville is about 50 miles north of the Mexico border.