Sandstorm causes deadly pile-up in Illinois, US, as 72 vehicles collide, leaving at least seven dead and 37 injured. The accident occurred on Interstate 55, covering two miles, and resulted in a fire in some of the vehicles. Illinois State Police stated that the victims’ ages ranged from 2 to 80 years old, and some of the injured were in critical condition.
The cause of the sandstorm was dirt from a nearby farm that was stirred up by strong winds, making it impossible for drivers to see. National Weather Service had issued a warning before the accident, and the area is still under caution for sandstorms.