INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - A group dedicated to finding lost pets in Indianapolis went searching for three dogs who ran away after a wrong way driver hit the truck they were traveling in.
It happened around 4:30 a.m. Sunday when a white sedan going the wrong way on eastbound I-70 near Rural Street hit a truck carrying a woman, her son and his grandmother.
The truck burst into flames on impact. All three people in the truck along with the driver of the sedan were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. One of the dogs in the truck died; the other three ran away after the crash.
Sunday morning, the group Indy Lost Pet Alert organized a search. A park ranger, an IMPD officer and an Animal Care Services officer and more than a dozen volunteers went searching. Two of the dogs were found and will be cared for at Tails and Trails in Greenwood until the family can take them.
“This is an amazing among all kinds of groups and people to help a family who lost their dogs in a horrific accident. It’s just heartwarming, truly to see everybody come together to help a family and their dogs,” said Susan Hobbs with Indianapolis Animal Care Services.
The family was moving to Ohio and lost all of their possessions in the fiery crash. Indianapolis Animal Care Services is working with them and said the family is grateful for everyone who helped them find the dogs.
At this point, there’s no other information about the other driver from police.
The identities of the dogs were confirmed by microchips. If you want to check on your pet's microchip and make sure it's working properly, head over to Indianapolis Animal Care Services on Monday.
From 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 2600 South Harding, Indianapolis Animal Care Services will be holding a Check the Chip event. If you want to get a chip for your pet, it costs only $10. Adoption specialists will also be on hand. Hot dogs and potato chips will be served.