Arizona baby, 5 others, killed in 25-vehicle pileup during dust storm

The crash involved 18 commercial and seven passenger vehicles.

LORDSBURG, N.M. - A dust storm near the New Mexico-Arizona border is being blamed for a fatal crash involving at least 25 vehicles.

The storm, according to authorities, moved in "abruptly" limiting visibility on westbound I-10. 

Authorities say the Monday evening pileup killed six people, with five dying at the scene and one dying after being taken to a nearby medical facility.

Among those killed were a 9-month-old baby, 29-year-old woman and 30-year-old man, all from Phoenix.

The Arizona Department of  Public Safety assisted New Mexico State Police with traffic control overnight. The I-10 was reopened Tuesday after a lengthy closure.

Authorities say the crash is still under investigation.

PHOTOS: 6 killed in 25-vehicle pileup near Arizona-New Mexico border 

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