Dog missing after fatal accident

Dog missing after fatal car accident

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A dog belonging to the victim of a fatal car accident in North Carolina is missing. According to WNCN News, the crash which claimed the life of 25-year-old Michael McLaughlin Jr. happened on Tuesday morning on I-95, near exit 127, in Nash County.

McLaughlin, an Army Reservist, was traveling with his pregnant fiancée, her five-year-old son, and his Rottweiler, “Blitz.” The terrified dog ran from the crash and he hasn’t been found.

Social media is being utilized to help find the missing dog and reunite him with McLaughlin’s grieving family. After the accident, a post was made to a Facebook group for lost and found pets in the area:

LOST DOG on I-95 between ROCKY MOUNT & WILSON NC (Nash County) during a bad accident near Mile Marker 127, Southbound I-95, near 9. Do NOT chase, this is scaring him more, call Animal Control at 252-459-9855.

According to the post, McLaughlin’s family is searching for the missing dog in the vicinity of the crash on Thursday.

According to the lost dog posting for Blitz:

Details: 5/2/17 ~ Male Rottie mix, may have a white spot on chest. He was wearing a green collar and weighs about 80 pounds. Name of Blitz. He is scared, maybe hurt.

Anyone who spots Blitz is asked to call 252-459-9855 (animal control) and DO NOT chase. Find the Lost & Found Pets Facebook page.

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12 replies
  1. Cynthia Como says:

    WOW! So sad and tragic! Praying they can find Blitz and that he is not hurt! Prayers to this poor family

  2. Barkley's Mom says:

    Keeping Michael McLaughlin Jr.’s family in our prayers for their loss and fingers and paws crossed that Blitz is found safe and sound.

  3. Red says:

    Prayers this poor scared boy is found. Bless his heart….. please help find him if you live in that area!

  4. Rev. Dr. Yvonne Ray says:

    Please, let’s all agree in prayer for the safe and quick return of this dog to his family and for peace and strength for this man’s loved ones.

  5. Nancy Raymond says:

    PLEASE look seriously for Blitz – he is a scared dog who needs to be found ASAP and returned to Mr. McLaughlin’s family. They are going thru a terrible loss and Blitz needs to be returned to them. Don’t let him become another victim of this car crash.


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