Teen crashes car on U.S. 12 while trying to avoid bee sting

(Photo supplied/Cass County Sheriff's Office)

A 17-year-old boy from Jones, Michigan, is recovering from injuries after crashing his car due to a bee.

The collision happened Wednesday afternoon on U.S. 12 east of South River Road in Porter Township when Cass County Sheriff’s deputies say the teen lost control while trying to avoid being stung.

His vehicle struck a tree, trapping him inside.

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office released the following information about the crash:

Sheriff Richard J. Behnke reports his office investigated a single vehicle crash on US 12, east of S. River Rd in Porter Twp., Cass County, Michigan.  This crash occurred on 06-03-2020 at approx. 1422 Hrs.
Emergency personnel on arrival found a vehicle driven by the 17-year-old from Jones, MI having struck a tree on the south side of the road.  Rose indicated that he had lost control due to a bee trying to sting him.  Rose left the roadway and struck a tree.  Rose was extricated from the vehicle by rescue personnel and transported to Elkhart General Hospital for treatment.
Deputies were assisted on scene by Porter Twp. Fire/Ambulance.
Alcohol and drugs were not factors in the crash and a seat belt was used.
Crash remains under investigation at this time.


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