UPDATE: CHP says dog hit in U.S. 395 crash was not dumped by owner
LASSEN COUNTY, Calif. (KOLO) - MAR. 31 UPDATE: CHP says the dog that was hit and killed in the crash was not being dumped. Officers say the dog had run away from home and that people were attempting to catch it when it as hit.
ORGINAL STORY: The California Highway Patrol is looking for the person who was seen abandoning a dog shortly before a rollover crash near Hallelujah Junction.
A witness told officers that just before 7:00 Thursday night, he saw someone let a dog out of a vehicle on U.S. 395 at Country Drive, and drive away. He tried to lure the dog to him, but it was spooked by traffic and ran into the road.
A Chevrolet Trailblazer towing a U-Haul trailer swerved to try to avoid the dog and rolled over. The trailer remained upright.
The driver was not hurt. A passenger in the vehicle was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The dog was hit and killed.
Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact CHP.
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