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August 26, 2014 at 5:09 PM

Dog missing after crash that killed former Redmond chief

Jake, a wirehaired griffon, has been missing since Sunday's fatal crash near Redmond.

Jake, a wirehaired griffon, has been missing since Sunday’s fatal crash near Redmond.

Redmond police are searching for a dog that went missing after an SUV driven by the animal’s family was hit by a teenage driver on Sunday night.

“Jake,” a wire-haired griffon, was in a Ford Explorer driven by former Redmond police Chief Steve Harris and disappeared after the crash that killed Harris and left his wife, Margaret, critically injured. It’s unknown if Jake was hurt in the crash, Redmond police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 425-556-2500.

Taylor M. Griffith, 16, struck the Harris’ Explorer around 9 p.m. on Sunday. Griffith, who also died in the crash, was identified Tuesday by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Harris, 68, and his wife were driving west on Highway 202 near Redmond around 9 p.m. when their Explorer was struck head-on by the teen’s eastbound Dodge Dakota pickup after it veered into the westbound lanes, the State Patrol said.

Harris died at the scene. His wife was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where she remained in critical condition on Tuesday.

Trooper Chris Webb said that after colliding with the Explorer, the pickup driven by Griffith continued east in the westbound lanes of Highway 202 and struck a third vehicle before rolling over onto its side.

A woman driving the third vehicle suffered minor injuries and declined medical attention, Webb said.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

 

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