Stopped Driver Blamed for 31-Vehicle Pileup

From Associated Press

A motorist who stopped on a highway during a blinding dust storm is believed to have started a chain-reaction collision of 31 vehicles in which three people were killed, police said Saturday. At least 40 people were injured.

The motorist who stopped in a traffic lane on Interstate 10 in southeastern Arizona was not involved in the accident, and drove away before anyone could get his license number, the state Department of Public Safety said.

Eight tractor-trailer rigs, a Greyhound bus and 22 cars were involved in the accident Friday afternoon.