PERRY, Kan. (KSNT) – A dog that went missing after a two-vehicle crash near Perry Wednesday that sent three people to the hospital has been found safe.
Tammy Hane, a friend of Caitlyn Marie Midyett, 26, of Topeka, who was injured in the crash, along with her 4-year-old son Nathan, says their dog Camo has been found and is on his way home Friday morning.
Tammy said in her Facebook post,
“Thank you to all who helped on his search and kept him and his people in your prayers. Camo has become quite a celebrity because all those who helped pass the word. Now please pass the word that he is safe.”
The dog was found by Cindy Mullinix on Highway 24 near the crash site Friday morning. She saw the dog while driving to work and felt she recognized him. She called emergency dispatch and the dispatcher told her the dog’s name.
“I got out of the car and tried to keep everybody from running over him, and I called his name, and he turned around and looked at me really quick,” Mullinix said. “And I opened my back door and I said ‘come on Camo,’ and he came and jumped in.”
Mullinix said she was glad to reunite Camo with his family and hopes Midyett and her son recover quickly.
Kansas Highway Patrol says Jessica Harvey, 41, of Topeka was driving the Pontiac east on Highway 24 Wednesday afternoon when she crossed over the center line. She hit Midyett, who was driving her Jeep in the opposite direction.
Harvey and Midyett were both transported to the University of Kansas Hospital by helicopter. Their injuries were critical.
Midyett’s 4-year-old son was transported to Stormont Vail in Topeka. His injuries are unknown at this time.