One person was k*lled and fifteen others injured in a multi-vehicle crash triggered by a dust storm in Nebraska yesterday afternoon. The crash happened at about 5:15 p.m. on I-80 just west of York, Nebraska.
— NSP Trooper Cook (@NSP_TroopHQ) April 29, 2018
As high winds kicked up dust and created nearly zero-visibility conditions, 29 vehicles were involved in a chain reaction collision. One person died in the crash. Fifteen others were injured and transported to the hospital.
WATCH: These were the conditions on I-80 near Aurora that led to a 20 car pileup.
Video Courtesy: Jaimi Riley pic.twitter.com/iVF8rpJL2p
— Eddie Dowd (@EddieDowdNews2) April 30, 2018
The pileup shut down a two mile stretch of I-80 from Exit 332 to Exit 330. All lanes of I-80 were reopened by approximately 8 p.m. Police are still investigating the crash.
Dust clouds that cause a major pile up on I80 in Central Nebraska Sunday continue to create hazards. This was around 1120am just east of Beaver Crossing on I 80 pic.twitter.com/ChzRY2hgfN
— Andrew Ozaki KETV (@ketvlincoln) April 30, 2018
Forecasters predict similar high winds in Nebraska today and warn that another zero-visibility dust storm could be in the works.