Driver seriously hurt, his dog missing after crash near Revelstoke

Drivers are asked to keep an eye out for this dog that went missing after a car crash near Revelstoke.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/RCMP

REVELSTOKE - Travellers are being asked to keep their eyes peeled for a young dog that went missing after a serious car crash near Revelstoke.

On Wednesday, May 10, emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash roughly five kilometres east of Revelstoke, near the Trans Canada Highway, states a release from the RCMP.

A witness saw the driver lose control, causing the Dodge Caravan to hit the ditch and roll over.

The driver, a 26-year-old man from Alberta, was airlifted to Kamloops Hospital in serious condition. Police continue to investigate the cause of the crash.

“Revelstoke RCMP recently learned that a seven month-old black Mastiff dog, wearing a red collar, who goes by the name of Deirdre would have been in the car at the time of the crash,” Cpl. Dan Moskaluk says in the release. “It is believed that the dog kennel opened and Deirdre ran from the vehicle. Her owner remains in hospital and Deirdre is still unaccounted for.”

Moskaluk is asking travelers and area users to keep an eye out for Deirdre.

Deirdre is described as:

  • medium-sized mastiff with uncropped ears
  • black with white chest and toe tip markings
  • wearing a red collar

A search of the area continues, but so far Deirdre has not been located. If you happen to see or locate Deirdre, she is a friendly dog and you are asked to please contact the Revelstoke RCMP at 250-837-5255.

Highway 1 was closed for approximately twenty minutes following the crash yesterday.

The driver was taken to Kamloops hospital with serious injuries.
The driver was taken to Kamloops hospital with serious injuries.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/RCMP

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