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Bee-hauling truck crash creates a buzz

July 12, 2011 at 11:17 PM   |   Comments

ISLAND PARK, Idaho, July 12 (UPI) -- A semi-trailer truck tipped over along a highway in Idaho, spilling more than 14 million bees and a quantity of honey across the pavement, authorities say.

The truck, transporting honeybees to North Dakota from Bakersfield, Calif., crashed just north of Last Chance in Island Park, Idaho, about 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Idaho Falls' KPVI-TV reported.

The Fremont County Sheriff's office received many 911 calls alerting it to the accident, saying everyone at the scene was stung more than once, though none were seriously injured.

Firefighters sprayed fire foam on the bees and the truck before being able to access the wreckage.

Authorities put out a warning that there were still high numbers of bees in the area.

The Fremont County Sheriff's office received many 911 calls alerting them to the accident, saying that everyone on the scene of the accident were stung more than once, however no one was seriously injured.

The fire department sprayed fire foam on the bees and the truck before being able to access accident site.

Authorities put out a warning that there are still high numbers of bees in the area.

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