FARMINGTON — High winds and dust are partly to blame for a fatal accident on U.S. Route 491 south of Shiprock on Tuesday.

The six-vehicle crash involved one semi-trailer truck and resulted in one fatality, said Alicia Begay, a dispatcher with Shiprock Police Department.

The accident occurred near mile marker 82, close to Route 491's intersection with Indian Service Route 13. It was reported at 4:10 p.m., Begay said.

The identity of the person who died in the crash has not been released.