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Bee sting, moose cause two separate accidents

Encounters with wildlife led to injuries in two separate accidents Wednesday night in Eastern Washington and North Idaho.

Two DeSmet, Idaho, women were injured when their car hit a moose on U.S. Highway 95 near Plummer on Wednesday around 7:40 p.m. A Hawley, Minn., man was injured a couple of hours earlier when he was stung by a bee while traveling south on state Highway 395 south of Ritzville.

In the Idaho accident, Andrea George, 20, was driving a 2002 Mitsubishi Galant south on Highway 95 when she hit the moose and went off the road. She was taken to Kootenai Medical Center and her passenger, Sophia George, was taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center, a news release from the Idaho State Police said.

No age was given for Sophia George, who was not wearing a seat belt. She was listed in critical condition at Sacred Heart. Andrea George was wearing a seat belt and was listed in good condition this morning, the release said.

In the Washington incident, Gene E. Nelson, 73, was driving a 1996 Kenworth semi south on state Highway 395 around 5:20 p.m. when he was stung by a bee, the Washington State Patrol reported.

He attempted to pull over, but the truck left the road and rolled into a ravine, a news release said.

Nelson, who was not wearing a seat belt, was treated and released from East Adams Rural Hospital.