Family looking for dog after fatal SW Wash. crash

Family looking for dog after fatal SW Wash. crash

Family looking for dog after fatal SW Wash. crash

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by Erica Heartquist, KGW Staff

NWCN.com

Posted on February 19, 2014 at 5:02 PM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 19 at 7:09 PM

RIDGFIELD, Wash. -- Just two weeks ago, Interstate 5 southbound was a parking lot between Exit 14 and Exit 11.

A massive snowstorm hit the Willamette Valley and visibility for drivers was reduced to zero on many Oregon roadways.

There was a crash after crash in the midst of a massive snow storm. Matthew Scott, 39 (pictured), died in the worst of those crashes about a mile south of Ridgefield, Wash.

The chain-reaction collision of cars and semi-trucks also sent three people to the hospital.

In all the commotion, Scott's 2-year-old terrier-mix "Daisy" ran away, and his family has been looking for her ever since.

A few truck drivers said they've seen Daisy but no one has been able to scoop her up and bring her to safety just yet.

The animal rescue group Second Chance Dogs from the Seattle-area got in touch with the Scott family and decided to come down Wednesday to help find the dog.

"We've been in contact with the family. Everyone is so devastated by this whole tragic situation, so absolutely we'll stay in contact," said Cindy Koch with Second Chance Dogs.

They've printed 500 posters and have been  talking to truck drivers, just trying to bring Daisy home.

"It would certainly be a blessing for this family to have their little dog back. This dog is going to mean so much to them as a memory of their family member. It's really important," said Koch.

If you've seen the dog call JD at: (360) 903-1775.

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