Resident's Dog Suffers Fatal Hit on Route 31 Sunday Afternoon
The dog belongs to a family in the area, fire officials said. Here’s what happened.
A dog was hit by a car Sunday afternoon on Route 31 and did not survive, the Geneva Fire Department said.
The crash occurred near North 1st (Route 31) and North streets. Geneva Fire was dispatched to the scene at about 4 p.m., Fire Lt. Fred Tichenor said.
The dog, identified as a pit bull by fire officials, was dead when they arrived to the crash. Tichenor said the dogs' owners live in Geneva. They were at the scene and were obviously upset about what happened.
The crash took place after the dog got loose, Tichenor said.
"The dog ran in the roadway, is my understanding," he said. "It ran towards another dog."
The dog was struck by a Nissan Pathfinder sport-utility vehicle traveling northbound on Route 31. The female driving the SUV is from out of town, Tichenor said. The vehicle was not damaged and the female was unhurt.
Further information on this incident was not immediately available.
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