Truck hauling bees crashes in Montana
Dumps honey, sending bees on rampage

BOZEMAN, Montana (AP) -- A tractor-trailer overturned on a curve on a highway, spilling its load of hundreds of bee hives and unleashing some nine million angry honey bees.

The bees buzzed furiously as driver Lane Miller, his arm scraped to the bone, struggled to flee his rig after it overturned Monday in Bear Trap Canyon west of Bozeman. The truck slid across the highway before coming to a stop between guardrails.

"I had to kick the windshield out of the front of the cab and the bees were on me from that moment," said Miller, 41. "I've never felt so much fear in my life."


11 Responses:

  1. lars_larsen says:

    They teach truck drivers to always drive like they're hauling a load of dynamite. This is an exellent example of why that is.

  2. ivorjawa says:

    I was born in Bozeman.

    I'm so very glad I'm not there now.

    • bazil says:

      Born in Whitefish. Lived in CF, and Missoula.

      They should have lit the forests on fire again, to smoke them out.

  3. cabrius says:

    Now *this* is what the stunts on Fear Factor should be like...

  4. suppafly says:

    great picture.

  5. deathraypony says:

    I'm from Billings. That's the kind of thing that makes front-page news there. Not nearly as funny as the exploding hog barn story, but...

  6. violentbloom says:

    I can only hope that they all swarmed my old house and now that asshole is dead.