DELAWARE WAS abuzz last night after a tractor-trailer carrying live bees overturned in Newark, unleashing millions of the flying, stinging insects.
The truck was on the ramp from northbound Delaware Route 896 to Interstate 95 North shortly after 6 p.m. when the accident happened, police said. The trailer toppled, dropping about 460 hives containing between 16 million and 20 million bees, State Police Sgt. Paul Shavack said.
"We can't even get close to the truck now," Shavack said about 90 minutes after the crash.
Angela Pellegrini saw ambulances, fire trucks and the overturned tractor-trailer on her way home to Garnet Valley in Delaware County. She thought it was just a routine accident.