Woman involved in Turnpike Accident hopes to Find Missing Dog

Woman involved in Turnpike Accident hopes to Find Missing Dog

A woman rescued from an overturned vehicle on the Florida Turnpike is going to be fine, but now is hoping someone will return her dog, who escaped from the vehicle.


Orange County fire crews spent an hour getting Linda Parr out of her vehicle after it landed upside down in a ditch on the Turnpike near State Road 429 Sunday.

Fire officials said Parr was heading back to her home in Miami when the accident happened.

They said several people stopped and tried to help Parr who was transported to the hospital.

Fire officials said one of those helping was able to free Parr’s puppy Leia from the vehicle.  Another family took care of the dog until Parr’s husband arrived from Miami.

Parr is now hoping someone will find her dog Stella, who was missing following the accident.

“I miss my baby,” she said. “I am hoping someone has seen her or has her. My husband and I can’t wait bring her home.”

Parr said Stella is a Belgian Malinois shepherd that weighs 65 pounds. She has a collar with an identification tag, she is microchipped and she knows sit, come, stay and down.

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