Truck carrying bees crashes on SR-31 in Charlotte County

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Bees at an apiary. Photo via CBS News.

A truck carrying a load of bees was involved in a crash Tuesday morning, spilling the bees all along the road.

Crash on SR-31. Photo via CCSO.

The bee truck was traveling southbound on State Road 31, Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office said. A passing vehicle became an impediment as the truck was force to swerve to avoid hitting it. The bee truck driver lost control of the vehicle. It proceeded to overturn as it released the thousands of bees upon impact on the pavement.

CCSO said there are many bees swarming in the area; please avoid.

There was one injury involved in the crash.

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