MORRISVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — A woman remains in critical condition after an Interstate 40 crash Friday killed one of her dogs and left another one missing for about a day.
The wreck, which involved two vehicles, happened around 6:30 p.m. near the Airport Boulevard exit.
One woman was unconscious after the wreck. People who saw the accident rushed over and performed CPR, troopers said.
Troopers later confirmed that Sarah Lynn Blue, 34, suffered serious injuries. She was taken to Duke Hospital and was in the intensive care unit on Saturday evening.
One vehicle caught fire just after the crash.
The other driver, a 34-year-old Raleigh woman, was treated and released from WakeMed.
The North Carolina State Highway Patrol said charges are pending for Blue.
They also believe that alcohol and speed were factors in the crash.
North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper Mike Conley says Blue had two dogs in her car.
One dog was killed in the crash — but the other ran from the scene.
Blue’s family says “Hank,” who was missing, is a yellow lab — and very gentle.
Hank was later found and is safe at the Wake County Animal Shelter.
He has a little bump on his head but is fine, officials said.
Hank was initially found Friday night by a woman who took him to the animal hospital to look for a chip.
There was no chip, so the dog was taken by Wake County Animal Control to the shelter, officials said.