Colorado dust storm triggers 11-vehicle pileup that kills 2

Jun 11, 2015, 4:55 PM

LAMAR, Colo. (AP) — A dust storm that enveloped a highway and triggered an 11-vehicle pileup in southeastern Colorado has killed two people and injured four others.

Trooper Nate Reid says a vehicle heading north on U.S. Highway 287 near Lamar slowed because of the dust, setting off the chain-reaction crash Wednesday evening involving passenger vehicles and tractor-trailers.

The two people who died were in separate vehicles. They were identified Thursday as 75-year-old Caryol Heckman, of McClave, Colorado; and 53-year-old Xiao Feng, of Dallas.

The highway was closed overnight in both directions and reopened Thursday morning.

Dust storms sometimes occur on Colorado’s southeastern plains. The area has been hit hard by drought in recent years, but conditions have eased after a wet spring.

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Colorado dust storm triggers 11-vehicle pileup that kills 2