13-Vehicle Pile Up, 1 Fatality in Texas Panhandle Dust Storm

June 17, 2016

Authorities say one traveler was killed and several were hurt in a 13-vehicle pileup during a dust storm in the Texas Panhandle.

The Texas Department of Public Safety says the accident Wednesday night closed Interstate 40 near Conway, 30 miles east of Amarillo. Trooper Cindy Barkley says all lanes of I-40 reopened Thursday.

Barkley says six cars, one motorcycle and six tractor-trailer rigs crashed when the dust storm caused zero visibility.

She says Tammy Page of Medina, N.Y., was killed in the wreck. Page was riding in the back seat of a car that was pinned between two trucks.

The trooper said several people were taken to hospitals, but she didn’t provide a number.

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