6 killed in I-10 pileup caused by dust

  • 6 killed in I-10 pileup caused by dust

6 killed in I-10 pileup caused by dust

Authorities have reopened Interstate 10 in in Arizona and New Mexico after a 25-car pileup caused by blowing dust.

Police say six people are dead, including an infant from Phoenix, after a multiple-car pileup on Interstate 10 in New Mexico near the Arizona state line.

Among those killed were a 9-month-old baby, 29-year-old woman and 30-year-old man, all from Phoenix.

In February, two women were killed when their auto got sandwiched between two semi-trucks in a dust storm.

Drivers are advised to pull over when visibility is low and to wait until the dust settles to resume driving.

There's no immediate word Monday evening on how many vehicles were involved in the crash and if there were any injuries.

Arizona Department of Transportation officials said traffic in both directions would need to take a 105-mile detour to avoid the significant highway closure.

Though I-10 has reopened, the vehicle tows are slow because there aren't enough tow trucks in the area, Christiansen said.