Posted November 24, 2018 08:03:15 A man in Pennsylvania has been charged with first-degree murder in the fatal crash of his pet dog.
The dog’s owner had been riding with him in his car on Tuesday when he struck a curb.
The car crashed into a tree and burst into flames, causing the man’s vehicle to catch fire.
Police say a vehicle traveling north on the Interstate 95 corridor was heading northbound on Pennsylvania Route 7 near Pittsburg, when it hit a tree.
Investigators say the car was a blue Ford Explorer, a Toyota Land Cruiser, a pickup truck, and a pickup, and all occupants were injured.
The man is expected to be arraigned Wednesday morning.
The vehicle’s owner, who police say has a criminal history, is facing a charge of reckless endangerment.
No word yet on a possible bond.
A spokesman for the Pittsburgh Humane Society says the owner is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday.
“This case is very difficult to deal with because of the tragic events that unfolded on the highway,” said Steve Smith, president of the humane society.
The investigation into the crash is ongoing.