Load of Bees Enroute to Maine Overturns on Highway, Panic Ensues
Delaware police have cited the driver of a tractor-trailer headed to Maine hauling a load of bees that crashed and overturned on Interstate 95 Tuesday evening.
Delaware State Police say the truck fell over on its side as it tried to take a curve onto Interstate 95. Swarms of bees filled the air at the scene of the accident.
Travelers were asked by Troopers to stay away from the area, as bee handlers were called in to help. Bee experts worked with firefighters to use water to disperse the insects.
The driver, 55-year-old Adolfo Guerra of Miami was cited for unsafe shifting of load or cargo. Guerra and two passengers were taken to Christiana Hospital with minor injuries from the crash and 50 to 100 stings each.
The ramp to Interstate 95 reopened Wednesday morning, more than 12 hours after the truck carrying about 16 million to 20 million honeybees from Florida to Maine crashed.
There were reports of passers-by being stung.