MEQUON, WI (WTAQ) - A sting from a bee or wasp has killed a 46 year old man in Mequon.
Vladimir Novak was sitting outside in his yard last Monday when he was stung. His mother-in-law says he fell to the ground almost immediately.
A doctor who lived nearby rushed over tried to save him.
Novak was pronounced dead at Columbia-St. Mary’s Hospital in Ozaukee.
The county coroner says the cause of death was anaphylactic shock in reaction to the sting of an insect.
Family members describe Novak as a “big, healthy guy” who had been stung before without any severe reaction.