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6/23/06

Thursday Storms Bring Blinding Dust; Killing Elderly Driver

Thursday night's storms brought high winds, rain and blowing dust - all ingredients for problems. Low visibility SouthWest of Lubbock caused two car pile-ups, killing one elderly man. NewsChannel 11's Suleika Acosta brings us more on the storm's damage.

Friday morning one man is dead after a sandstorm caught drivers by surprise on US Highway 62/82. 71-year-old James Brown of Lubbock was killed just six miles North of Brownfield. DPS tells us Brown hit a tow truck just feet ahead of him, killing him instantly. Authorities say the low visibility caused 27 wrecks and injured 12 people along 11 miles on Highway 62/82 near Ropesville and Brownfield.

In Lubbock, one business was evacuated after a live power line fell on top of the building. Crews cut off power at Dement Lighting located at 45th and Interstate 27 just before 5 p.m. Thursday. Power is restored there this morning.

Two miles East of the airport on Farm Road 1294, fire fighters battled a cotton bir fire. Neighbors were burning trash when strong winds carried the flames, causing the fire to spark. Firefighters say no one was injured.

We're told yesterday winds reached 70 miles per hour.

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