Coroner: Insect sting was ‘likely’ cause in teen’s death

BEREA, Ky. (AP) — Officials say it’s likely that an insect sting killed a Madison County teenager.

News outlets report that Madison County Coroner Jimmy Cornelison identified the teen as 17-year-old Austin Boggs.

Cornelison says emergency crews initially received a call Monday about someone being stung by a bee at a home. He says Boggs was found unresponsive when crews arrived.

Officials say it’s unclear whether it was a bee or wasp that stung Boggs, who was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Cornelison tells the Lexington Herald-Leader that the sting was “likely the culprit” in the death, but he cannot determine if that was the exact cause of death.

Toxicology tests and an autopsy are being conducted

Boggs was a student at Madison Southern High School.


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