6 people are dead and several more injured after sandstorm leads to 20 vehicle crash in Utah

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By Hollie Silverman and Gene Norman, CNN

Seven people are dormant and respective much were critically injured erstwhile authorities accidental a soil oregon particulate tempest caused visibility issues that led to a bid of crashes involving 20 vehicles successful Utah Sunday evening.

The crashes happened connected I-15 adjacent Kanosh, the Utah Department of Public Service (DPS) said successful a quality release.

Several radical were transported to section hospitals successful captious condition, officials said. Authorities did not specify however galore radical were injured but noted determination could beryllium much fatalities.

“It appears that 20 vehicles were progressive successful Sunday’s crashes aft precocious winds caused a soil oregon particulate tempest and impaired visibility connected the roadway,” the merchandise said. “The Utah Highway Patrol summoned troopers from Richfield and Beaver to assist. Multiple crushed and aerial ambulances besides responded to transport victims.”

Images of the clang tract amusement aggregate tractor trailers and respective damaged rider vehicles littering the road, with debris scattered for yards. At slightest 1 conveyance appears to person had its rider doors ripped off.

DPS closed the roadworthy successful some directions pursuing the crash, which occurred conscionable earlier 5 p.m., officials said.

A beardown thunderstorm was reported southeast of Kanosh astir 4:30 p.m., with beardown winds occurring arsenic the tempest decayed, CNN Meteorologist Gene Norman said. A adjacent study of a 51-mph upwind gust was besides recorded.

Names of the victims won’t beryllium released until 24 hours aft their families person been notified, the merchandise said.

Kanosh is astir 155 miles southwest of Salt Lake City.

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