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.
After an earthquake swarm in the area, the Bardarbunga volcano erupted Friday in Iceland.
It's been a tumultuous week on both the East and West coasts as two hurricanes induced rough surf and a high risk for rip currents.
After a brief cooldown late this week, very warm and humid air will bounce back during the Labor Day weekend.
A disturbance over the Gulf of Mexico will deliver rain to the coast of Texas on Friday before expanding over the lower Mississippi Valley this weekend.
A great white shark was spotted at Duxbury Beach in Massachusetts earlier this week, forcing the evacuation of the water.
While Marie will stay well offshore from Los Angeles, it will continue to produce dangerous surf along many Southern California beaches through Friday.
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