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Dog Missing in Car Crash Found on I-91

Zorro

Zorro

UPDATE: Read an update written by the New Jersey-based newspaper The Record at this link.

Rockingham, Vt. — A dog named Zorro that went missing in the midst of a car crash this week has been found.

According a state police news release, David Andrews, 83, was driving south on Interstate 91 in Rockingham, Vt., shortly after noon Wednesday with a passenger, Nancy Andrews, 81, both of Alpine, N.J.

Police said David Andrews told them he fell asleep, causing the 2010 Honda Accord to skid into the road’s snow-covered shoulder and roll over.

Both passengers were taken to Springfield Hospital to be treated for minor injuries, according to the release. The vehicle was totaled.

David Andrews alerted troopers that he and Nancy had been traveling with a “small-size grey and black dog,” and it was missing after the crash.

According to a subsequent state police news release, Trooper Matthew Steeves came across the dog while driving south on I-91 near the crash shortly after midnight Thursday.

“I was traveling south on I-91 when I located Zorro walking on the snowy shoulder, roughly .2 miles from the crash he was involved in the previous day,” Steeves wrote in the incident report. “Zorro was a bit chilled but has since stopped shivering and is in the care of the owners’ local friends.”

David Andrews, who told police he and Nancy were traveling home to New Jersey from the Lake Sunapee region, could not be reached for comment Thursday.