Crash victim's rescue thwarted by bees in house

A Michigan man died Wednesday when when he crashed into an abandoned home at 216 Spruce Rd. W. in...

A Michigan man died Wednesday when when he crashed into an abandoned home at 216 Spruce Rd. W. in St. Charles, Mich. where would-be rescuers were driven back by swarms of bees. (Google Maps image)

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, Last Updated: 10:36 PM ET

A Michigan man died Wednesday when when he crashed into an abandoned home where would-be rescuers were driven back by swarms of bees.

The St. Charles man, 54, was driving alone at the time of the 3:30 p.m. crash into a house that had been vacant for many years, MLive Michigan reported.

After the crash, witnesses went to the driver's aid but were unable to reach him because the crash had disturbed the bees.

"The house, we're being told, has not been occupied for many years," Saginaw County Sheriff Lt. Randy Pfau told MLive Michigan. "There were just large swarms of bees within the home.

"It was so infested, they couldn't get to him."

The car was hooked up to a tow strap and hauled it away from the bee-infested house.

The man died at the scene.

 


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