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Longtime conservationist victim of Montana dust storm crash

Jul. 20, 2022 19:02 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A longtime conservationist and the founder of an organization dedicated to creating a community of people who participate in outdoor recreation was among six victims in a Montana interstate pileup caused by a dust storm last Friday. The crash also killed two children, ages 3...

Toddler, 2 more kids among 6 killed in Montana highway crash

Jul. 18, 2022 19:00 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A 3-year-old and two other children were among the six people killed in a pileup last week on a Montana highway during blackout conditions caused by dust storms, officials said Monday. Three of the six people who died in the crash just west of the small...

2 kids among 6 dead in Montana highway pileup, 8 others hurt

Jul. 16, 2022 19:14 PM EDT

Two children are among the six people who died in a Montana pileup after a Friday evening dust storm caused blackout conditions on Interstate 90, a major route in both Montana and the Western U.S. Montana Highway Patrol Sgt. Jay Nelson said investigators so far have found no other...

6 people die after storm causes Montana highway pileup

Jul. 16, 2022 03:12 AM EDT

Six people have died after a dust storm fueled by wind gusts topping 60 mph caused a pileup Friday evening on Interstate 90 in Montana, authorities said. Twenty-one vehicles crashed and Montana Highway Patrol Sgt. Jay Nelson said authorities believe the weather was the cause. ...

Iran TV: Sandstorm shuts offices, schools in Tehran, region

Jul. 04, 2022 04:03 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Schools and government offices closed in Iran's capital and several other cities in the country on Monday, after yet another sandstorm blanketed Tehran and the surrounding region. State-run TV warned of poor air quality and advised the elderly, those sick and...