May 28, 2022

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Good Samaritans rescue dog thrown from fatal I-95 wreck

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. — Two great Samaritans rescued a doggy that was thrown from a Tesla throughout a chain response crash that killed four people and wounded three other individuals on Interstate 95.

Virginia Condition Law enforcement responded to the scene just just before 2 a.m. Wednesday close to Chamberlayne Highway at mile marker 82 in Henrico County.

A Chevrolet Impala traveling north on I-95 ran off the road to the still left and via the median prior to hitting a Tesla in the southbound lanes, in accordance to Condition Police.


Lethal wreck on Interstate 95 early Wednesday, Might 26, 2021.

The chain-response crash induced the Tesla to strike a Ford Van parked in the right lane as component of a freeway operate zone.

All five folks within were being ejected from the Impala. 4 have died and one was transported to VCU Health-related Middle with existence-threatening accidents.

The driver and passenger within of the Tesla had been transported to a local hospital for cure of major accidents.

German Shepherd ejected during I-95 wreck

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German Shepherd ejected in the course of I-95 wreck

At the identical time, there was an region-vast search for a German Shepherd that police explained was thrown from the Tesla.

Mary and Eric VonCanon then discovered the pet dog sitting down along with the interstate at about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. The pet, located about 500 yards from the scene, was dehydrated and experienced slight accidents.

“There was no way I was likely to go away a German Sheperd on the side of the street,” Eric stated. “She experienced a nip on her nose, a spot on her forehead, and a minimal limp, but it’s exceptional she had survived living on the facet of the interstate for about 8 several hours.”



Eric and Mary VonCanon

The few then rushed the dog to Brook Run Animal Clinic where they uncovered the canine was related to the lethal crash.

“I believe we have been at the proper area at the appropriate time,” Mary said.

The VonCanon family know this breed nicely. They own two German Shepards and Eric worked with the canines as a K9 officer in advance of he retired with Henrico Police about a 10 years in the past.

“You check out to attract any superior out of a little something and thankfully they have their puppies. It does not replace any of the human loss or how this complete factor has an effect on so numerous people, but you try out to locate the shiny location you can at the stop of the working day,” he said.

Mary and Eric VonCanon's dogs

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The VonCanon puppies

Eric VonCanon is still employed with the Henrico County Police as a qualifications investigator.

A 2nd puppy thrown from the Tesla was also rescued around the crash site.

No highway staff were being hurt from the crash, according to State Law enforcement.

Troopers stated they are investigating a report of a gunshot listened to just in advance of the crash transpired. They also pointed out two guns ended up recovered from the crash scene.

Interstate 95 southbound was reopened shortly immediately after 1 p.m. adhering to the 12-hour closure though law enforcement investigated.

Any individual with information and facts about this report or the crash is encouraged to get in touch with the Virginia State Police at 804-609-5656 or electronic mail them at [email protected]

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