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Missing family dog found following deadly crash in Pauma Valley

Family dog found following deadly Pauma Valley crash
Posted at 11:43 AM, Aug 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-23 17:16:42-04

PALA, Calif. (KGTV) -- A family dog missing after a deadly crash in Pauma Valley Friday was reunited with its family after being located by firefighters Sunday.

Cal fire said firefighters and the San Diego County Department of Animal Services returned to the scene after the crash in an effort to locate the dog.

“After lots of hiking through thick brush, the mission was a success and the family was reunited with their pet,” Cal Fire said.

“We're with our community members on some of their worst days...and we'll always be there, doing everything we can help make things better,” the agency continued.

The crash happened early Friday morning, killing a mother and injuring her 11-year-old son and his father.

Crews responded to the scene of the crash after the vehicle was found overturned on an embankment near State Route 76 between Palomar Mountain and Oceanside.

The man and child are expected to recover.