4 deadliest dust-storm related crashes in Arizona

PHOENIX - The National Weather Service in Tucson on Tuesday shared the top four deadliest dust-related accidents in Arizona, after three people were killed and several injured in a fast-moving dust storm.

The most deadly accident occurred on June 28, 1970 near Casa Grande. Twelve people were killed along the Interstate 10 after several vehicles collided.

On April 9, 1995, 10 people were killed and 20 injured along the I-10 near Bowie. Four separate crashes, involving a total of 24 vehicles, tangled the highway for hours.

On May 12, 1971, seven people were killed and 25 injured after several vehicles crashed into each other along the I-10 near Casa Grande.

The fourth deadliest accident happened on March 3, 1989, when two people were killed and 43 injured after a bus, 12 trailer rigs and 24 cars were involved in a massive collision.

Other deadly accidents along the Interstate 10:

One man was killed and 23 others injured after a dust storm reduced visibility along the Interstate 10 on Oct. 4, 2011. A 77-year-old man was killed after his car slammed into the back of a semi and became lodged underneath. Sixteen cars were involved in that pileup.

Thirteen vehicles collided along the Interstate 10 near Picacho Peak, Sept. 27, 2011 after a dust storm formed in the area. The crash involved sedans, SUVs and semi-tractors. Five people were transported to local hospitals, but did not sustain life-threatening injuries.

A young child was killed in a multi-vehicle accident, Aug. 25, 2011, after 10 vehicles crashed near Eloy, Ariz. Authorities said one vehicle burst into flames. The accident was believed to have been caused due to a dust storm in the area.

Last year, the ABC15 Investigators looked into the deadliest crashes along Arizona's highways, including those on I-10. Check out an interactive map detailing every deadly crash in Arizona between 2009 and 2012.

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