Seven killed in vehicle pileup caused by sandstorm in Utah

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At least seven people were killed and others were flown to hospital in critical condition when around 20 vehicles crashed in a pileup during a sandstorm that reduced visibility on a Utah highway, state authorities said.

The crash took place at around 5 pm Pacific Time (12 am GMT) on Interstate 15 in Millard County, Utah Highway Patrol said in a statement.

Images of the crash site posted on the highway patrol website show a line of wrecked cars, pickups and huge tractor trailer trucks, with piles of debris on the road. One smashed red vehicle was wedged on an angle behind a truck.

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