CAN YOU HELP? Friends lead search for dog lost in fatal crash

Ladybug is a small, tan chihuahua, last seen wearing a harness vest about 17 miles west of Elkton. (photo courtesy Connie Houtz)

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. -- A Coos Bay woman who died in a single-vehicle crash on Highway 38 Tuesday afternoon in Douglas County left behind three dogs that were ejected from the vehicle.

Two of the dogs were found nearby with minor injuries and returned to family.

According to Oregon State Police, the third dog, a chihuahua named Ladybug, is likely still loose in the area.

A family friend is helping lead a search for Ladybug in the Wells Creek Area, 17 miles west of Elkton.

Ladybug is a small, tan chihuahua, last seen wearing a harness vest.

According to the family friend, she was spotted several times Thursday morning in the area behind the Wells Creek Inn Restaurant/RV Park and the Blueberry Fields to the east.

If you see Ladybug, contact the family friend, Connie Houtz, at (352) 279-3635.

OSP reported Tuesday that the dog's owner, 63-year-old Sharon McCloskey, was driving west when she swerved onto the shoulder and lost control before her car rolled multiple times.

McCloskey died from her injuries.

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