Wasp sting fatal to Clayton man – Quincy Herald-Whig

CLAYTON, Ill. — A Clayton man with a history of severe allergic reactions to bee or wasp stings died Monday after he was stung by a wasp Saturday.

Jason M. Tangerose, 36, was pronounced dead at 8:06 p.m. Monday in Blessing Hospital.

Adams County Coroner Jim Keller said Tangerose was mowing his yard at 2088 E. 2850th St. when he was stung once by a wasp. Keller said Tangerose immediately turned off the mower and injected himself with an EpiPen. The pen contained epinephrine, which is commonly used to treat severe allergic reactions to insect bites or food.

Family members told authorities that Tangerose injected himself with the epinephrine before he walked to the family home. He soon began having an allergic reaction and his family called an ambulance to take him to Blessing Hospital.

Keller said Tangerose had a history of severe reactions and always carried an EpiPen, which he had successfully used in the past.

“He did everything right, but for some reason it wasn’t enough,” Keller said. “It’s a terrible tragedy.”

Tangerose is survived by his wife and three children.

Keller said funeral arrangements have not yet been made.


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