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Published February 07, 2012, 05:18 PM

Truck Carrying Load of Beehives Crashes in Montana

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.

By: Associated Press,

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 (http://bit.ly/zq7gsO) 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.

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