Jason Block, who was shredding around his family’s property, was attacked by a swarm of bees about 7 p.m., sheriff spokesman Lt. Bill Fiveash said. While he tried to get away from the bees, the farm equipment ran over the boy, Fiveash said.
Fiveash said the boy was flown to Shannon Medical Center, where he died from a combination of bee stings and blunt force trauma. An autopsy will not be performed.
Sgt. Johnny Walker is investigating the case for the sheriff’s office.
Deputies were called to 5550 Farm to Market 765 about 7:15 p.m. for a major crash, according to an incident report filed Thursday. When they arrived five minutes later they found a man, later identified as the boy’s father Carl Block, leaning over an unconscious boy with a blanket trying to keep bees off their bodies.
According to the report, medics arrived and placed the boy in an ambulance. At 7:40 p.m. AirMed1 arrived and flew the boy to Shannon.
Block told deputies he received a call from Blake Wilde, who had been driving through the field behind the house when he saw Jason pinned between the shredder and Block’s pump house, surrounded by bees.
Wilde called 9-1-1 and Block, who wasn’t home at the time of the incident, the report states.
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