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Police find missing dog that survived deadly crash

2 years 2 days 16 hours ago Thursday, June 20 2019 Jun 20, 2019 June 20, 2019 3:22 PM June 20, 2019 in News
Source: WBRZ

UPDATE: Authorities have located Merlot. Police say he was injured but is expected to be OK.

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CENTRAL- Authorities are searching for a small dog that was riding in a vehicle with its 71-year-old owner when the man died in a crash. 

The crash happened around 10:30 a.m. on Highway 64 between Hubbs and Liberty Road. Police say Donald Earl Metcalf was ejected from his Toyota Tundra and found dead at the scene.

Witnesses told police they saw a white dog on the man's lap minutes before the crash happened. A friend of the family tells WBRZ Metcalf and his dog, named Merlot, were inseparable and often traveled together.

Anyone who finds the dog is asked to call police at 225-367-1254.

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