August 29, 2014

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Dog lost in fatal crash reunited with family

COLUMBUS — A rescue dog named Lucky survived a highway crash that killed two people in central Ohio and has been returned safely to his owner’s family.

Lucky belonged to 71-year-old retired teacher Diana Schwab. They were riding together in Schwab’s car on Interstate 70 near Columbus when a semi tractor-trailer truck crashed into already backed-up traffic.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol said Schwab and the driver of another car, 48-year-old Robin Jones, died.

The dog — a Welsh Corgi mix that Schwab adopted to keep her company after the death of her husband — ran off after the crash, prompting a frantic search.

The Columbus Dispatch reports that Lucky was found Wednesday night and returned to Schwab’s daughter. She called it “a happy ending to an otherwise horribly tragic day.”