Lorry driver moving bees dies in crash

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A LORRY DRIVER has died after his vehicle left the road and overturned, police said yesterday.

The 37-year-old, from Dudley, was driving on the M5 southbound between junctions 11a and 12.

It is believed the articulated lorry was carrying a box containing live bees when it left the carriageway at about 1.30am.

A spokeswoman for Gloucestershire Police said: “During the recovery of the vehicle and it’s load, a damaged box containing live bees was discovered.”

Police contacted the Gloucestershire Bee Keepers Association to help recover the insects.

It was not known how many bees were in the box.”

The spokeswoman added it was too early to speculate on the cause of the crash.

The driver’s next of kin and the coroner have been informed, police said.