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Multi-Vehicle Accident on I-82 and Locust Grove Rd. In Benton County

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Nearly 50 cars were involved in the accident. Nearly 50 cars were involved in the accident.
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.Nearly 26 people had minor injuries and a few 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.

There were no deaths reported from the accident.

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