A tragic situation in Allegan County, Michigan ended with a woman killed as she was hit by a car trying to save her dog on Wednesday night. The Michigan State Police responded to the accident at the intersection of 144th Avenue and 32nd Street where Jennifer Counterman, 45, had been hit.
According to MLive, Jennifer loved animals and her six-year-old yellow Labrador retriever named Dakota had been her best friend. Even Jennifer’s grown children joked how Jennifer cooked eggs every morning and traveled with Dakota wherever she went. Tragically, the woman was hit by a vehicle as she tried to help her dog who had been hit by a different car coming from the opposite direction.
“She died trying to save him from the middle of the road. She was my mom, my go-to person, my hero, my superman,” her son Tim Counterman told MLive. “She loved her animals, her kids, her family. She was just amazing.”
Dakota died also, and on Thursday he was buried in his favorite spot in the family’s backyard.
The case remains under investigation. Rest in peace Jennifer and Dakota. We are deeply saddened when we lose our compassionate friends.
(Photo of woman killed trying to save her dog courtesy family photo)
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