Yellow Jacket Sting Kills State Trooper in Ohio

LODI, Ohio (AP) - A yellow jacket got inside a State Highway Patrol building and stung a trooper sitting at his desk, causing a severe reaction that killed him, authorities said Tuesday.

Trooper Jack Holland Jr., 45, was stung at about 1 p.m. inside the patrol's commercial driver licensing facility in Seville, about 30 miles south of Cleveland, the Highway Patrol said in a statement.

Paramedics transported Holland to the emergency room at nearby Lodi Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:30 p.m., the statement said. No other details were released.

Holland, a 19-year patrol veteran, worked as a salvage inspector since 2003, making sure that rebuilt or self-assembled vehicles were safe for the road, said patrol spokesman Lt. Tony Bradshaw.

Holland is survived by a wife and three children ages 8, 10 and 14.