Transportation
9:45 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Blowing Dust Causes 11-Vehicle Pileup, Three Deaths, In Northwestern Kansas

The Kansas Highway Patrol says blowing dust caused an 11-vehicle pileup near Rexford, in northwestern Kansas on Thursday

High winds and blowing dust reduced visibility to almost zero at the time of the wreck.

The patrol says seven tractor-trailer trucks and four passenger vehicles collided.

The pileup on Highway 83 left three people dead.

The victims were identified as 51-year-old Leonard Scott Breeden of Colby; 57-year-old James Ocie Perrott of Perryton, Texas; and 66-year-old Jerold L. Lamb of Florissant, Colo.

The patrol did not release more details on the accident or information on injuries.

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