K9 officer dead after fiery suspected DUI crash
DETROIT, MI (BIKER DAD)– A Michigan K9 officer is dead after a fiery suspected DUI crash. It happened very early Sunday morning. Now the community is grieving the loss of Rex. Rex and his handler were blocking a flooded state highway so other drivers wouldn’t be caught in the waters.
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That’s when a suspected DUI driver slammed into them from behind. As a result of the crash, the suspect’s vehicle burst into flames. Firefighters rushed to the scene and cared for the human victims. Emergency workers to an animal hospital with severe spine and leg injuries. The suspect and a passenger survived. Rex did not. A Michigan State Police press release said, “The driver of the suspect vehicle is believed to be under the influence of alcohol. He has serious injuries. The female front seat passenger has critical injuries. The female rear seat passenger also has serious injuries. Troopers and the MSP Crash Reconstruction team investigating the crash and have obtained a blood draw which will be tested for alcohol.”
Police say the suspect was going full freeway speed when it slammed into the trooper’s Tahoe. Pictures show the large SUV bent into half its normal size.
While the investigation continues, the troopers mourn the lass of a great partner, “MSP Canine Rex was a member of the Metro South Post and was known for his determination in searching for suspects and articles. He was a tremendous partner to his handler and was an asset to the post.”