The 54-year-old was driving on Spruce Road in Saginaw County at around 3:30pm, when his car continued straight at a bend and crashed into the vacant house. The collision destroyed a hive, and released up to 60,000 of bees into the area, according to the local Sheriff’s office.
Saginaw County Sheriff Lt. Randy Pfau told Michigan Live that officers are investigating the incident, but it appeared the man was in the midst of a medical emergency when he crashed.
People on the scene had rushed to help the man, but were blocked by the huge swarm of bees, Pfau said.
Experts have since killed as many as 50,000 of honeybees to stop them from injuring people.
Quote:"We would have liked to have saved them, but human life is more important than bees," said Klein.