Rescuers at Fatal Williamson Wreck Hampered by Thousands of Bees

Swarm was let loose after car hit a post along FM 1325, officials say.


 
 

Isadora Vail | | Wednesday, July 9, 2008


WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas -- An Austin emergency services district commander reported arriving at the scene of a deadly wreck Monday night in Williamson County and having thousands of bees hitting his car "like hailstones."

Public safety officials described an unusual scene: a flipped vehicle on fire, one person dead and nine emergency workers and bystanders being stung by an aggravated swarm of bees.

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