Owner searches for dog that escaped car crash

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Rico escaped a car crash Saturday night.

PORTLAND, Ore. – A Portland woman is searching for her dog that was alone in her parked car when a suspected drunk driver crashed into it Saturday night.

Nicole Weir said her 6-year-old Yorkie named “Rico” escaped from his crate inside the car after the crash. There were no signs that he was hurt.

"I just started running because I knew he was in there," Weir said. "I got scared. As we got closer, I saw the car wasn't even recognizable anymore. The firemen couldn't tell what type of car it was."

Her car was parked near the corner of Northeast Williams Avenue and Shaver Street.

She’s worried Rico could be terrified, hiding somewhere. Weir and her friends are posting flyers around the area.

“He’s my little man. I’ve had him since he was seven weeks old, and he’s part of the family,” she said. “He’s really energetic. Always a happy dog, squirming and wiggling around. Loves people and other dogs.”

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