At least 7 killed in 20-car pileup in Utah during sandstorm
KANOSH, Utah (AP) — At least seven people were killed in a 20-vehicle pileup crash during a sandstorm Sunday afternoon, Utah Highway Patrol said.
The crashes happened on Interstate 15 near the town of Kanosh, according to a news release. Several people were reportedly taken to hospitals in critical condition. Ground and air ambulances were used to transport crash victims.
The pileup occurred during a period of high winds that caused a dust or sandstorm which reduced visibility, the highway patrol said.
I-15 remained partially shut down late Sunday. Traffic was redirected around the crash site.
Kanosh is located about 160 miles (258 kilometers) south of Salt Lake City.