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April 20, 2011
Bee swarm kills South Texas couple, injures son
HEBBRONVILLE, Texas — Officials say bees swarmed an elderly couple at their South Texas ranch, killing both and injuring their son.
Jim Hogg County sheriff's deputies say 90-year-old William T. Steele was spraying insecticide on a bees' nest Monday when the bees attacked him, his 92-year-old wife, Myrtle Steele, and their 67-year-old son, Richard Steele.
Richard Steele's wife, Judy Steele, tells the Valley Morning Star of Harlingen that her father-in-law was pronounced dead at the scene. She said her mother-in-law was airlifted to a hospital, where she died Tuesday.