Trucks Carrying Frozen Chicken, Bees Collide in Fiery Crash

A big-rig hauling frozen chicken collided with a truck carrying bees in Southern California, igniting a fireball that quickly cooked the chicken.

The truck with the chickens burst into flames and was incinerated, but the driver escaped the crash on Interstate 10 near Palm Springs with minor injuries.

The driver hauling the bees was not hurt, although highway patrol officers on the scene reported bees buzzing everywhere. The executive editor of the Desert Sun, who provided the pictures to NBC 7, said its photographer got multiple bee stings while snapping the photos.

Chunks of blackened, highway-roasted chicken were seen scattered around the crash site.

The crash, which happened at about 7 a.m. Monday, closed the interstate's westbound lanes, and highway patrol officers kept traffic flowing by directing vehicles onto the center median.

A beekeeper was summoned, and the cleanup was expected to last several hours.

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