Police dog locates two people who left after crash: OPP
Const. Milan Matovski and Maximus are joining Essex County OPP. (Courtesy OPP)
An Essex County OPP dog helped find two people who allegedly took off after a crash.
Officers responded to a collision at the intersection of Essex County Road 19 (Manning Road) and Essex County Road 42 on June 1 around 1:30 a.m.
A vehicle travelling east on County Road 42 crossed the centerline, narrowly missing a westbound vehicle and rolled over after entering the ditch.
Police say a witness saw the driver and a passenger fleeing the scene on foot before officers got there.
The OPP's canine unit was dispatched and commenced a track.
Canine "Max" and his handler located both occupants who were hiding in a ditch approximately two kilometers from the collision scene.
The owner/occupant of the vehicle has been charged with failing to report a collision.
Neither occupant was injured as a result of the collision.