Panhandle Dust Storm Causes Deadly Vehicle Pileup
CONWAY, Texas (AP) — 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 (muh-DY'-nuh), New York, 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.