PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) — A family dog lost when his owners were involved in a crash along Hwy 6 Sunday was found safe by a searcher looking for Jennifer Huston.
Shilo Marie Walters and her husband, Richard Walters, were injured when their Jeep was smashed by an out-of-control Chrysler Sebring. The Walters’ dog, Daisy Mae, was in the Jeep at the time, and in the aftermath wandered off.
When a search dog handler was in the Tillamook Forest looking for the missing Dundee mother of two, he came across the 3-year-old Jack Russell-Dixie mix.
The dog is now safe, a Walters family friend told KOIN 6 News.
The Walters are expected to recover and should be released from the hospital by the end of the week.
The driver of the Sebring who hit the Walters, Russel Falotico, died at the scene. A Portland woman, Trisha Homan, was arrested about an hour after the crash for allegedly engaging in road rage behavior with Falotico.
Homan was charged with criminally negligent homicide, third-degree assault, reckless driving, recklessly endangering another person and felony hit and run.
Meanwhile, the search for Jennifer Huston continues, one week after she vanished from Newberg.