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A sandstorm in Millard County caused a crash on I-15 Sunday that left at least seven people dead and multiple others injured, the Utah Highway Patrol said.

A sandstorm in Millard County caused a crash on I-15 Sunday that left at least seven people dead and multiple others injured, the Utah Highway Patrol said.

Utah Highway Patrol

8 dead, several injured after sandstorm causes 20 vehicle crash in Millard County

SHARE 8 dead, several injured after sandstorm causes 20 vehicle crash in Millard County
SHARE 8 dead, several injured after sandstorm causes 20 vehicle crash in Millard County

A sandstorm in Millard County caused a crash on I-15 Sunday that left at least eight people dead and multiple others injured, the Utah Highway Patrol said.

The victims included children, and five of the dead were in one vehicle, according to the highway patrol, which updated the fatality count Monday morning.

At least 20 cars were involved in the crash that occurred between Fillmore and Kanosh around 5 p.m. and closed both directions of the freeway, the Utah Highway Patrol said in a news release. High winds in the area kicked up dirt and storm, limiting visibility for drivers.

Several people were transported to area hospitals in critical condition by both ground and air ambulances.

Northbound I-15 has partially reopened, but southbound I-15 was closed for several hours.

Drivers on southbound I-15 will need to take an alternate route after a 20-vehicle crash on I-15 in Millard County on July 25, 2021.

Drivers on southbound I-15 will need to take an alternate route after a 20-vehicle crash on I-15 in Millard County on July 25, 2021.

Utah Highway Patrol

9:30PM: 7 dead, several injured after sandstorm causes 20 vehicle crash in Millard County