More Than 50 Cars Involved In Dust Storm Crash Saturday
Emergency responders are on the scene of a multi-vehicle accident on I-82 near Locust Grove Rd. in Kennewick.
BENTON COUNTY,WA- A multi-vehicle accident on I-82 near Locust Grove Road was caused by a dust storm.
The crash happened around 3:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon on I-82 near Locust Grove Road, south of Kennewick.The accident involved more than 50 cars, but officials said that was just an estimate. 26 people had minor injuries and nine were taken to the hospital.
Officials said dust was the major cause of the accidents and they were on the scene for several more hours.
“We will have the road closed down to a couple hours or a few hours so people need to think of other ways to get around,” said Devin Helland, Benton County Fire District 1.
PREVIOUS - Emergency responders are on the scene of a multi-vehicle accident on I-82 near Locust Grove Rd. in Kennewick.
We have a reporter on the scene. Officials have closed the highway and are calling for medics.
A dust storm is causing very low visibility in the area.