Six people died in a multi-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon on Interstate 10 near the New Mexico-Arizona border.
The crash occurred about 5:30 p.m. MDT when passenger and commercial vehicles collided in a dust storm near Lordsburg, New Mexico in Hidalgo County, The Associated Press reported.
Winds were gusty in the area around the time of the crash, AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Matt Rinde said.
The Lordsburg Regional Airport recorded gusts up to 30 mph about an hour before, Rinde said. There was also thunder around the airport.
New Mexico State Police didn't say how many vehicles were involved in the crash.
Interstate 10 was closed in both directions after the crash, but police reopened the westbound lanes Thursday evening.
Tropical Depression Two has formed in the Atlantic and could become the next tropical storm of the season by midweek.
Warm and humid air in place over much of the Midwest and Northeast at midweek will contribute to the risk of drenching, gusty and locally severe thunderstorms on Wednesday.
After temperatures briefly climb to typical midsummer levels, another cooldown will roll into the Midwest and expand to the East for the last part of July.
Severe storms will fire up Tuesday afternoon and evening, threatening outdoor activities and travel for many.
Powerful winds, heavy rainfall and dangerous mudslides will threaten Taiwan on Wednesday as Matmo moves across the island.
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