Dog missing following double-fatality wreck

Lu Lu was found dead about 100 yards away from the crash scene.

Update: Friday, Sept. 2 at 6:45 p.m.:

Two women who just couldn TMt wait any longer to search for a missing dog found her Friday evening.

The women found Lu Lu about 100 yards from the crash scene on Route C. She did not survive.

A worker at the Quail Valley Veterinary Clinic said the women were about to give up their search when they walked about five more feet and saw the Lhasa Apso near a creek bed.

Lu Lu had significant injuries to her stomach and head. It TMs believed she crawled away from the scene of the wreck before collapsing near the creek.

Another woman who wanted to help in the search arrived on the scene shortly after the women found Lu Lu. She took the dog to Quail Creek so the family can claim her.

The worker at the vet clinic said she talked to more than a dozen people Friday who wanted to help find Lu Lu.

A family friend of Lu Lu TMs owner, Joan Hamilton, said in an email that he was grateful for the outpouring of support and sympathy they received from the mid-Missouri community and the highway patrol.

Hamilton died in Wednesday TMs three-vehicle wreck on Route C. Another man in different vehicle also was killed in the crash.

Update: Friday, Sept. 2 at 4:45 p.m.:

A group of mid-Missourians will gather Saturday to search for Lu Lu.

If you're interested in joining the effort, people will gather at the site of the crash at 9 a.m. and continuing searching until 12:30 p.m. The crash happened on Route C in Cole County near Rumsey Lane.

There is a Facebook event page with more information on the search for Lu Lu. You can visit the page by clicking here.

Original Story:

Friends and family of a woman killed in a Cole County crash are hoping mid-Missourians can help find her missing dog.

Lu Lu was in Joan Hamilton TMs Lexus SUV Thursday when another driver pulled out in front of Hamilton on Route C near Rumsey Lane.

The woman died on the way to a hospital. However, Hamilton TMs dog is still missing.

Friends and family told KRCG emergency crews checked the vehicle and the immediate area, but found no sign of the 7-year-old Lhasa Apso.

Hamilton, her friends, and family are all from the Kansas City area so they TMre asking mid-Missourians to keep an eye out for Lu Lu.

She TMs white, brown, and black and weighs 16 pounds. She was wearing a collar with a heart-shaped tag. Lu Lu also is microchipped and can be taken to a vet to be scanned.

If you see Lu Lu, she may be injured so please be careful.

If found, you TMre asked to contact Tom James at (913) 548-7788. You can also contact the Jefferson City Animal Shelter at (573) 634-6429 or the Quail Valley Veterinary Clinic at (573) 893-8621.