Wild winds raise hell on Utah highway

Vicious winds and low visibility from blowing dust wreaked havoc in northern Utah on Tuesday afternoon, according to The Salt Lake Tribune. The storm caused a 17-vehicle pileup on Interstate 80, leaving one person dead and 25 others injured, according to various reports.

Chaos began just after noon on Tuesday when a tractor-trailer slowed down as visibility worsened, the Tribune reported. Unable to see the truck slowing down, motorists of six other tractor-trailers and 11 passenger vehicles crashed – causing one fatality and 25 injuries, 18 of whom were taken to the hospital, the Tribune said.

According to KSL.com in Utah, Westbound I-80 in Tooele reopened at around 7 Tuesday night. Visit NBC News for videos and more information.

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