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Bees loose after Lakeville crash kills 1 on I-35

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LAKEVILLE, Minn. (AP) -- Authorities investigating a fatal crash on Interstate 35 in Lakeville are being hampered by bees that were released in the wreck.

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Minnesota State Patrol spokesman Lt. Eric Roeske says one person is confirmed dead, while one person was airlifted to a hospital. That victim's condition was not immediately available.

Two semis and two passenger cars were involved in the crash about 11:30 a.m. today, including a semi hauling bees. Roeske says crews are using a fire hose to keep the bees at bay until another means to control or remove them is found.

Northbound Interstate 35 remained closed between County Road 2 and Highway 70 at midafternoon, and Roeske says it's unclear how long it will stay closed. A southbound lane that had been closed is now open and Roeske says traffic is moving well.

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