A truckload of bees were released when a semi rolled off Highway 6 just east of Tonopah on Monday afternoon.
Truck driver Rudy L. Breneman, 66, of Marion, S.D., told Nevada Highway Patrol troopers he pulled off onto the narrow shoulder to inspect his load before entering Tonopah. The accident occurred three miles east of Tonopah.
The 2002 Peterbilt tractor pulling a flatbed trailer transporting honey bees sank in the soft dirt at about 12:30 p.m. and rolled over onto its side, breaching many of the hives, according to Trooper Chuck Allen of the Nevada Highway Patrol.
Firefighters tried to …