Six people have died after a dust storm fueled by wind gusts topping 60 mph caused a pileup Friday evening on Interstate 90 in Montana.

Twenty-one vehicles crashed and Montana Highway Patrol Sgt.

Jay Nelson said authorities believe the weather was the cause.

“It appears as though there was heavy winds, causing a dust storm with zero visibility,” he said.

While the highway patrol did not have an immediate count of the number of injuries,

Gov. Greg Gianforte said on Twitter: “I’m deeply saddened by the news of a mass casualty crash near Hardin.

The incident happened 3 miles (5 kilometers) west of Hardin.

The dust storm’s roots can be traced back several hours,