UPDATE (Saturday 3:00 p.m.): The dog allegedly thrown from the vehicle is now at Harrison County Animal Control, according to animal control officials. The dog is believed to be a 2 year old female Chihuahua.
Brad Danhorn with animal control said the dog is healthy and in good condition.
According to animal control, the dog will stay there until the court proceedings against its owner progress and a judge can determine if the dog will then be up for adoption.
Two people were flown to the hospital after crashing their truck into a house in Harrison County Friday afternoon.
A pickup truck crashed into a house on Upper Lamberts Run Road in the Gore area of Harrison County at approximately 1:40 p.m., deputies said.
Deputies believe the couple threw a dog out of their truck, lost control and hit the porch of the house. The truck, then, went airborne, hit the house and rolled an unknown number of times, deputies said.
HealthNet responded to the scene and flew the couple to the hospital. Various area EMS and fire crews also responded to the scene.
Deputies said the extent of the couples’ injuries is unknown at this time. The couple could be facing charges, including but not limited to animal cruelty, deputies said.
The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department will continue to investigate the accident.