A Modesto motorcyclist died Monday night in a crash with a pickup carrying live bees in their beekeeper boxes on Highway 108 about 2 miles west of the junction with J-59 La Grange Road, the Sonora Area CHP said Tuesday morning.

The crash happened about 9:50 p.m. Monday when Ronald Ray Woods, 62, of Oakdale was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado across westbound Highway 108 from the Rushing Hill Lookout Road turnaround, the CHP said in a statement. Woods had a number of beekeeper boxes in the back of the pickup.