Richardson was convicted in 1995 of the murder of 19-year-old Monica Reyes, whose body was found in a ditch in Bernards Township in north-central New Jersey.
Bernards Police Capt. Edward Byrnes said the truck was transporting between 30,000 and 50,000 bees from Florida to Maine at the time of the incident.
Rescue crews late Tuesday afternoon were trying to extricate a driver from a sport-utility vehicle, after she lost control and went into the trees on the shoulder of westbound Interstate 78 in New Jersey.
The jobs of eight teachers would be saved if the Bernards Township school board votes to accept the money raised by Dr. Adam Hecht and his wife.