I-10 reopened after car pileup near Arizona-New Mexico line

Angie Massey
June 20, 2017

Several people were killed and Interstate 10 was closed for 60 miles following a multiple-vehicle crash near the Arizona-New Mexico border Monday afternoon.

Police said 18 big rigs and seven cars smashed into one another Monday evening in New Mexico during a sudden rush of blowing dust and a thunderstorm.

Among those killed were a 9-month-old girl from Phoenix, two people from El Paso, Texas, and an Escondido, California man.

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

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Authorities have reopened Interstate 10 in in Arizona and New Mexico after a 25-car pileup caused by blowing dust. The chain-reaction crash was attributed to the dust storm, which saw high winds kick up enough dust to severely limit visibility.

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