85-year-old Texas man killed after being stung 200 times by bees

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A large colony of Wild honey bees

RAYMONDVILLE, Texas – 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 Juvenito 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.