OPTIMA, Oklahoma — One person was killed in a crash during a dust storm in the Oklahoma panhandle.
Around 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, Scott Dale Morrell crashed his Dodge Journey into pickup that was stopped on US-54, two miles northeast of Optima.
The pickup had earlier crashed into a big rig.
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Morrell, 69, of Tyrone, Oklahoma, was taken to a hospital in Liberal, Kansas where he died.
His passenger, Stacy Marie Vargas, 49, of Tyrone, and the driver of the pickup, Garret Vanvleet, 61, of Liberal, Kansas, were taken by ambulance to Southwest Medical Center in Liberal.
All three victims were pinned in their vehicles for abut 20 minutes.
The National Weather Service said blowing dust was causing "significant reductions in visibility" at the time of the crash.
It said travel would be dangerous and possibly life-threatening.
Oklahoma Highway Patrol also responded to a 10-vehicle crash on US-54, near Goodwell, in Texas County.
OHP said there was zero visibility.