Thirteen puppies were rescued from a van that flipped on its side after crashing in Price on New Year’s Eve.
The van went off of Highway 6 and through a fence before turning on its side. Officers from agencies including the Price City Fire Department and the Utah Highway Patrol helped remove the puppies, which were in crates, from the back of the overturned van.
Trooper Bret Bennett said none of the puppies was injured. He said the van’s driver, who suffered minor injuries, rescues dogs. She was transporting the puppies from Texas to Oregon, where people have already adopted them.
Bennett said the puppies are being kept at the Carbon County Animal Shelter until the driver can finish her journey. He said the cause of the crash is still under investigation but police think fatigue may have been a factor.