Dog survives for 2 days in van wreckage after deadly crash

AP News
Posted: Apr 16, 2015 4:41 PM

RATHDRUM, Idaho (AP) — A pet Chihuahua survived for two days in the wreckage of a van after a crash with a semi-truck in Idaho killed its owner.

Spokane, Washington, television station KHQ reports ( ) that the dog was in a kennel inside the van when 85-year-old Marie-Claire Steinkamp drove through a stop sign and hit the truck. She died in the crash Saturday.

Deputies thought they heard a cellphone ringing as the van was loaded on a tow truck, but they couldn't find anything. It wasn't until Monday, when investigators went to re-examine the vehicle, that they found the dog named Uno Solo.

It's now living at an animal rescue and needs a new home. The shelter says he gets along well with other dogs, but not small children.