Millions of bees swarm after truck crash

Millions of bees swarmed Interstate 15 near St. George, UT, Sunday night when the semi carrying the insects overturned

Millions of bees swarmed Interstate 15 near St. George, UT, Sunday night when the semi carrying the insects overturned. The tractor-trailer was carrying an estimated 25-million bees and authorities warned travelers in the area to keep their windows rolled up until the bees could be contained. (See more video of the bees)

The crash closed the southbound lanes of I-15 for several hours Sunday night.

Utah Highway Patrol Cpl. Todd Johnson told KTUL News that many of the insects dispersed, but the truck's driver and passenger, along with at least two law enforcement officers were stung. The truck driver and a passenger were reportedly taken to the hospital to deal with injuries as a result of the bee stings.

Authorities were consulting with the Utah Dept. of Agriculture to determine how to capture or eliminate the swarming insects. Beekeepers were reportedly brought in to help.

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