Utah Truck Crash Frees 25M Bees

Stung trucker says he'll think twice before hauling hives again
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 25, 2011 1:12 AM CDT
The accident closed the I-15 southbound for several hours.   (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

(Newser) – Some 25 million bees swarmed a highway in southern Utah after a truck carrying 460 hives from South Dakota to California toppled over on a sharp bend. The driver and his wife were stung around a dozen times each after first responders pulled them out of the vehicle. More than a dozen area beekeepers were sent to the scene to attempt to recapture the insects. The driver, who usually hauls lumber, says he'll think twice before he accepts another cargo of bees. "Well, my wife's looking at me right now, so I'll say no," he tells the AP.

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