2 Pa. FFs stung after truck carrying bees crashes

The driver of the truck was cited for traffic violations


The Times-Tribune, Scranton, Pa.

HAZLETON, Pa. — The driver of a trailer that crashed Friday evening while carrying live bees faces multiple traffic violations, state police said.

State police at Hazleton said Lamar B. Wenger, 44, Bethel, Berks County, was traveling south on I-81 approaching mile marker 149.4 in a 2008 GMC Sierra when the trailer he was hauling began to sway. The trailer went off the right side of the road and onto the shoulder. It then overturned after re-entering the road, blocking both lanes of I-81 at 5:24 p.m., according to troopers.

Boxes carrying the bees spilled onto the road, less than 1,000 feet south of Saint Johns Road, causing the interstate to be shut down for six hours between the I-80 interchange and Exit 145, the West Hazleton exit.

Some of the bees died and the live ones took flight around the crash site.

At least two firefighters and a crew member from Zenier's Towing were stung.

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(c)2020 The Times-Tribune (Scranton, Pa.)

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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