ELOY, AZ - Fire officials believe a crash involving 13 vehicles on Interstate 10 near Picacho Peak was caused by a dust storm.
Patrick Calhoun with the Avra Valley Fire District said crews responded to a reported of the accident on I-10 at milepost 214 around 3:47 p.m.
When officials arrived at the scene, they found 13 vehicles with minor to moderate damage.
Nine out of the 13 vehicles were sedans and SUVs. Four out of the 13 vehicles were semi-tractor trailers.
Calhoun said seven patients reportedly refused treatment.
Five patients were transported to area hospital by ambulances. Three patients were transported to Casa Grande Regional and the other two patients were transported to University Medical Center in Tucson.
All of the patients are in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries.
Calhoun said the crash was believed to be caused by a dust storm bringing no visibility to the I-10 area from milepost 211 to milepost 215.
Another crash was reported at milepost 217. Details of that crash were not released.
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