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50,000 bees hinder rescue attempt after fatal crash

When responders tried to rescue the driver, they were swarmed by bees and had to stay away

ST. CHARLES, Mich. — A St. Charles man died Wednesday after his vehicle crashed into a vacant, bee-infested home in the village.

The 54-year-old man was driving west on Spruce Road at about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday when his vehicle continued straight at a curve just west of M-52, sending the vehicle crashing into an abandoned home at 216 W. Spruce, the Saginaw County Sheriff's office reports.

Saginaw County Sheriff Lt. Randy Pfau said the incident is still under investigation, but said preliminary findings suggest the crash was related to a medical emergency. Pfau said people nearby saw the crash and rushed to help the driver, but were driven back by swarms of bees, released when the car struck the home.

ABC 12 – WJRT – Flint, MI

Full story: Car crashes into bee-infested abandoned house; St. Charles driver dies as rescuers hindered by swarm

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Oliver St.John Oliver St.John Wednesday, August 06, 2014 2:07:35 AM 'Infested'? Emotive words - the house may have been home for a colony of bees but it was hardly infested. At least they didn't call them 'killer' bees...

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