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1 Killed in Dust Storm, 13-Vehicle Pile Up

Authorities say one traveler has been killed and several hurt after 13 vehicles piled up on a Texas Panhandle highway during a dust storm.

The Texas Department of Public Safety says Wednesday night's accident closed Interstate 40 near Conway, 30 miles east of Amarillo. Trooper Cindy Barkley says all lanes of I-40 reopened Thursday morning.

Barkley says six cars, one motorcycle and six tractor-trailer rigs were eastbound and crashed when the dust storm caused zero visibility.

Barkley says Tammy Page of Medina, New York, was killed. Page was riding in the back seat of a car that was pinned between two trucks. Further details on Page weren't immediately released.

The trooper had no specifics on how many people were hurt, just saying several victims were transported to hospitals.

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