One of those dogs to shelters in Colorado crashed early Friday morning south of Pueblo. The driver was killed and the passenger was injured, according to the Colorado State Patrol. This happened just before 3 a.m.
Four of the 26 dogs in the van went missing after the crash and a search was under way for them.
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The researchers said the 2013 Freightliner Sprinter van was in the left lane of northbound I-25 when the vehicle was on the left shoulder and hit a guardrail. The driver over-corrected and caused the van to rollover and crash into a rock embankment.
State troopers said 59-year-old Charles Roberts of Katy, Texas, was not wearing a seat belt and he died on the spot. His son, 29-year-old Jared Roberts was a passenger in the truck, and he was admitted to the hospital with minor injuries.
Gretchen Pressley of Pueblo Animal Services, said one of her officers responded to the scene of the accident as was able to round 22 of the 26 dogs that the of. Two of them were injured and were getting treatment.
She said that an animal services officer spotted three of the four missing dogs Saturday morning, but she ran away. Officers set up a feeding station to try to lure the dogs, so that they can be determined.
The dogs came from Barcelona, a shelter for homeless animals in Houston. Dogs are brought to Colorado from that shelter every Friday.
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