Idaho State Police say two folks and greater than a dozen canines died when a field truck transporting animals for a rescue group crashed in japanese Idaho.
They are saying the truck was the one automobile concerned within the accident reported early Friday on Interstate 15 close to Shelley. The driving force and a passenger, each from Phoenix, died of their accidents, together with 14 canines.
Investigators say the truck was taking 48 canines of combined breeds and totally different sizes to Calgary in Alberta, Canada, for adoption. All of the canines had been in kennels for the journey, however a number of escaped. To this point, 18 of these animals have been discovered and 16 remained unaccounted for, police mentioned.
Investigators say the crash occurred when the truck left the roadway and hit an embankment. The driving force, 40-year-old Christopher Kracht, was flown to a hospital the place he died of his accidents, authorities mentioned. His passenger, Ann Watson, 38, was pronounced lifeless on the scene.
Native animal shelters are serving to take care of the surviving canines till representatives from the animal rescue community can take them to Canada, the place shelters are ready to put the canines in houses. The identify of the animal rescue community was not launched.