Semi Truck Overturns on Highway 97 Over the Weekend

<p>Oregon State Police</p>

Oregon State Police

A semi truck carrying beehive boxes overturns on Highway 97 near Madras Saturday.

Oregon State Police say the driver from California swerved to avoid hitting an animal when he lost control of the truck and rolled it.  He was not injured, but was cited for failure to maintain a lane of travel.

While attempting to upright the truck, a small fire started due to a possible electrical problem.  The fire was quickly extinguished.

The bee hive boxes were retrieved on Sunday.