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Driver Stung in Face by Bee, Lost Consciousness, and Drove off Road. Life Saved by Tree

JULIAETTA – Idaho State Police is investigating a collision that occurred on May 31, 2022, at approximately 1643 hours on US Highway 12 near milepost 34 in Clearwater County, Idaho.

The 36-year-old driver from Juliaetta, Idaho, was driving westbound on US Highway 12 near milepost 39 when she was stung on her face by a bee. The driver approached milepost 34 and lost consciousness.

The driver drove the vehicle off of the right shoulder and crashed into a tree. The tree blocked the vehicle from falling into the Clearwater River. The driver was transported by EMS to a nearby hospital where she was treated for her injuries. The driver was wearing her seatbelt at the time of the crash and there was no indication that the driver was driving impaired.

Both lanes of travel resumed to normal traffic flow approximately an hour and a half later. The incident remains under investigation by the Idaho State Police.