Two truck drivers found a new method of barbecuing chicken on Monday. According to the Associated Press, a big-rig loaded with frozen chicken collided with a truck carrying bees on a highway in Southern California. The truck carrying the poultry "burst into flames and was incinerated." USA Today writes that "stacks of barbecued chicken piled up in front of the truck's charred remains" but that a sad portion of the 25,000 pounds of frozen chicken just spilled out of their boxes and was left in a "slimy heap" on the road. Photos snapped of the accident showed people holding pieces of blacked, highway-barbecued chicken.
The chicken truck driver luckily escaped the flames and only sustained minor injuries. The bee truck driver was also fine but many of the thousands of bees he was transporting escaped after the rear of his truck busted open in the accident. A beekeeper arrived to help contain the bees, but dozens remained on the highway and slowly died, killing any hopes of some honey barbecue sauce for the chicken with them.
So far, 2015 is shaping up to be the year of tragic food-related highway crashes. In January, a truck driver hauling a massive load of instant ramen nodded off and crashed, causing a huge noodle-y mess in North Carolina. Authorities could not save the ramen and buried all of it in a landfill due to diesel fuel contamination. Drive safe out there.