Dog that escaped fatal accident found safe

JAMES ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - A dog that escaped a deadly accident on James Island on Tuesday has been found safe.

Pet Helpers says that "Cowboy" is in good shape and is being checked out by the Ohlandt Vet Clinic. The dog is supposed to be reunited with the owner on Thursday. Authorities say that another dog involved in the accident had to be euthanized due to a massive broken back.

The sheriff's office says that the driver of a Ford Explorer with four people inside, crossed over the center line and struck a 2004 Ford F-250, which the dogs were in, on Folly Road. According to investigators, the F-250 then ran into a house.

The driver of the Explorer was the owner of the vehicle and was the fatal victim in the accident. The Charleston County coroner identified the victim as 19-year-old Meghan Corbett of Charleston. She died of blunt trauma.

All of the survivors have life threatening injuries and are still hospitalized at MUSC. All three of the passengers in the Explorer are 18 years old. They were identified Wednesday as Brittney West of Ladson, Glenn Dale Chrise III of Charleston; and Kristen Marie Hunt. The driver of the F-250 has been identified as 57-year-old Caroline M. Carl of Raleigh.

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