Bees swarm after truck overturns in Delaware

NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Delaware State Police say swarming bees released after a tractor-trailer carrying them overturned near Newark have shut down a highway ramp. Troopers are telling travelers to stay away from the area.

Sgt. Paul Shavack says the tractor-trailer fell on its side about 6:10 p.m. Tuesday on a curve on the ramp from Route 896 to Interstate 95.

He said the driver and a passenger were taken to Christiana Hospital with minor injuries. Shavack did not know if the two were injured in the crash, or stung by bees, or both. He also said there were reports of passers-by being stung.

Shavack says troopers called three bee handlers to the scene, who are working with firefighters to spray water to disperse the insects.

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