class="post-template-default single single-post postid-307787 single-format-standard custom-background group-blog header-image full-width singular wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-5.6 vc_responsive"

Nebraska dust storm triggers chain-reaction crash, one dead

Nebraska dust storm triggers chain-reaction crash, one dead
Courtesy/ High winds kicked up dust from nearby fields late Sunday afternoon causing numerous accidents on interstate 80 between Aurora and York.

YORK, Neb. (AP) – Authorities say one person has died after a dust storm triggered a 29-vehicle accident along an interstate in eastern Nebraska.

The Nebraska State Patrol says visibility was reduced to nearly zero Sunday as dust blew in from farm fields along Interstate 80 near Aurora.

The patrol says the conditions caused a chain-reaction crash that injured 15 people, including one person who was flown to a Lincoln hospital.Patrol spokesman Cody Thomas said Monday that one of the injured had died. Thomas says he couldn’t release further details.

Others injured were taken to hospitals in Aurora and York.
Winds gusts of 60 mph were reported in the area. The patrol says the crash closed a 2-mile stretch of the interstate for nearly three hours.

© 2019 Nebraska Rural Radio Association. All rights reserved. Republishing, rebroadcasting, rewriting, redistributing prohibited. Copyright Information