DPS: Three killed in dust storm crash on Interstate 10

PHOENIX — Three people were killed Tuesday after a dust storm caused multiple crashes on Interstate 10 near Picacho Peak, the Arizona Department of Public Safety said.

DPS Officer Carrick Cook said the crashes were first reported around noon, when a severe thunderstorm was moving through the area. The storm kicked up a lot of dust and cut visibility to near zero.

It is unknown how many crashes occurred or how many vehicles were involved, but Carrick said he had received reports that at least two semi-trucks were involved and possibly as many as four other vehicles.

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