A truck driver hauling cheese says he was stung by a bee while driving, causing him to lose control of the rig.
The accident happened on Thursday, April 15th near Bingen, Washington.
According to KOMO News, the driver was hauling the load of cheese along SR-14 through the Columbia River Gorge when the bee attacked. As a result of the bee sting, the rig veered off the shoulder of the highway, skidded against a guardrail, and went down a small embankment before overturning.
Officers report that some cheese did spill into Rowland Lake, but crews were able to prevent a minor diesel leak from contaminating the water.
“The driver is a little #blue after being cited but thankfully doing very #gouda!” one trooper tweeted about the incident.
Skamaina County – SR14/MP71 – A view from the scene of an overturned truck hauling cheese. The guardrail was #shredded during the crash. The driver is a little #blue after being cited but thankfully doing very #gouda! #DriveSafe https://t.co/AcOR4cp1YT pic.twitter.com/f9Dw62ME8E— Trooper Will Finn (@wspd5pio) April 15, 2021
Authorities estimate a full cleanup of the mess could take as long as two days.
It is not clear what the unnamed driver was cited for.