A service dog fled
the scene of a two-vehicle crash on an I-80/94 off-ramp in Gary early this
morning and was still missing at press time, the Indiana State Police said.
police, at 2:30 a.m. Brandon Jones of Merrillville and Rodney Jones of
Sheboygan, Wis., collided on the exit ramp to Grant Street. Rodney Jones’
2017 Ford Fiesta overturned and came to rest in the south ditch, police
said, and Jack, his service dog--trained to assist the hearing impaired--ran
from the scene.
Jack was described
as a small brown and white terrier.
“It is believed
that following the crash the dog may have run onto or near Grant Street as
he was not located on the interstate,” police said.
The drivers and
passengers in the crash were transported to Methodist Hospital Northlake
Campus in Gary with non-life threatening injuries, police said.