Dust storm causes 25-vehicle pile-up in New Mexico, multiple deaths and injuries

Dust storm causes 25-vehicle pile-up in New Mexico, multiple deaths and injuries

 

A multi-vehicle pile-up on the Interstate-10 West in Lordsburg, near the Arizona - New Mexico border, late Monday, June 19, 2017 resulted in deaths of at least 6 people.

The chain-reaction crash happened near milepost 11 and is being attributed to high winds and a dust storm, the New Mexico State Police said.

Preliminary information from the investigation indicates that 18 commercial motor vehicles and seven passenger cars were involved. At least 6 people were killed and several injured.

New Mexico State Police is continuing to investigate the crash. 

According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, the I-10 was closed for about 96 km (60 miles), with eastbound traffic stopped at milepost 352, in response to blowing dust and the crash.

Just before 06:00 MST (13:00 UTC), Westbound I-10 has reopened in New Mexico, AZDOT said. Eastbound I-10 opened earlier today at US 191.

Featured image: Dust storm causes 25-vehicle pile-up, multiple deaths and injuries. Credit: AZDOT

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