BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Highway Patrol says a truck carrying a load of beehives from Minnesota to California crashed in south-central Montana, spilling the hives and wrecking the truck. The driver was not injured.
Trooper Jerry Perman tells The Billings Gazette the crash happened at about 10 p.m. Monday on Interstate 94 just east of Pompeys Pillar.
Perman says the trucker told him he reached down to get a bag of chips off the floor and when he looked up there was a deer in the road. He swerved and went into the median. Perman said Monday he hadn’t decided if he would cite the driver.
The wrecking company asked that a beekeeper be called to the scene. Perman said he didn’t think stinging bees would be a problem, given the freezing weather.