Maine police say 10 dogs were thrown from a truck after the driver fell asleep. 1 dog missing

Maine officials say 10 dogs and passengers were thrown from the car that crashed along the highway when the driver fell asleep at the wheel of the pickup truck.

1 dog dead, another named I’m out of whiskey A day after the crash occurred on Interstate 95 in Ogunquit around 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 14, according to state police and the Ogunquit Fire Department.

Police say the driver, aged 38, was carrying 10 dogs in steel cages in the back of the pickup truck.

later the driver fell asleepPolice said his pickup veered into the middle lane of the turnpike and struck a tractor trailer.

Ten dogs were also thrown from the back of the truck and one was found dead at the scene, officials say. One of the eight dogs that recovered was taken to a veterinarian for treatment.

State police said in a Sept. 14 news release that eight dogs eventually recovered after 23 passengers in the Toyota Tacoma were taken to a nearby hospital with serious injuries. driver was safe.

According to a Sept. 14 Facebook post, the Ogunquit Fire Department is calling on the public to be on the lookout for a missing dog named Whiskey.

Several dogs were found at Ogunquit Beach, a few miles off the highway, and the nearby town of Wells, fire officials said.

The eight dogs were reunited with the pickup truck driver, police said.Authorities are still investigating the crash

Ogunquit is about 90 miles south of Augusta.

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