CBS 11 Header TXA 21 Header MeTV Header KRLD Header The Fan Header


One Dead, 17 Injured In Texas Dust Storm Accidents

View Comments

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

LUBBOCK (AP) – A state trooper says one person was killed and least 17 injured in a series of accidents that occurred when a violent West Texas dust storm forced authorities to close a portion of Interstate 27 north of Lubbock.

Cpl. John Gonzalez of the Texas Department of Public Safety says 23 vehicles were involved in a series of chain-reaction crashes Wednesday afternoon south of Abernathy. He described conditions as “like a white-out, only this would be black,” as sand and dirt were kicked up by the wind.

Gonzalez says a man died at the scene after his sport utility vehicle slammed into the back of a tractor-trailer. He says injuries suffered in the crashes appeared minor.

Gonzalez says the highway remains closed in both directions because of concern over more accidents.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Also Check Out:


View Comments