1 Person Killed In 26-Car Nevada Sandstorm Pileup - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

1 Person Killed In 26-Car Nevada Sandstorm Pileup

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WINNEMUCCA, Nev. (AP) - A sandstorm in Northern Nevada caused a 26-vehicle pileup that killed one person and seriously injured two others.
    
Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Jim Stewart says others had minor injuries in the crash that happened about 6 p.m. Monday on Interstate 80 about 160 miles northeast of Reno.
    
Images from the scene showed crunched-up vehicles, at least one overturned SUV and damaged semitrailers with their loads spilling onto the road.
    
Traffic was diverted through Winnemucca while officials cleaned up the scene.
    
The Reno Gazette-Journal reports the injured were being treated at a Winnemucca hospital.

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