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BREAKING: Pileup occurs on Southern California highway during dust storm

A major traffic accident occurred in Southern California Tuesday evening and at least 28 injuries have been reported, according to the San Bernardino County Fire District.

Three people were transported to the emergency room for further treatment of their injuries.

The fire district reported blowing dust in the area of the crash, which occurred on Highway 18 in Lucerne Valley. Approximately 15 vehicles were said to be involved in the crash, according to ABC7 in Los Angeles.

According to AccuWeather Meteorologist Brian Edwards, wind gusts of up to 46 mph were reported nearby in the town of Victorville, California.