Couple involved in deadly road rage crash now searching for dog that disappeared
PORTLAND, Ore. - A Newberg couple involved in a deadly crash over the weekend is looking for the family dog, which ran away after the crash.
Rick and Shilo Walters were headed to a swimming hole in the Coast Range on Sunday afternoon. They were traveling along Highway 6 when they suddenly realized they were about to be hit by a car.
"I looked up and there was the impact," Shilo said. "It was almost like a picture was taken at that point. I looked up, there was this car, take the picture, and closed my eyes. I heard the crunch and I don't remember anything else. I blacked out."
The couple was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. They were struck by a car driven by 56-year-old Russell Falotico of Beaverton. Another driver, 45-year-old Trisha Homan of Portland, is accused of causing Falotico to lose control. Investigators say Homan and Falotico were involved in some kind of road rage behavior leading up to the crash. Falotico was killed and Homan was arrested. She faces several charges, including negligent homicide.
Rick and Shilo Walters were badly injured, but should fully recover. But they're distraught over the disappearance of their dog, Daisy, who was in the Jeep with them.
"As you can imagine, between the impact and rolling over, she's gone," said Shilo. "We haven't seen her."
Witnesses say they saw the dog running across the road right after the crash. The Walters are asking anyone who might be traveling through the area to be on the lookout for Daisy.
You can help spread the word by going to the KATU News Facebook page. You'll find a post with Daisy's picture that you can share with your friends.