Search continues for dog that went missing after car crash in Columbia

Posted at 3:01 PM, Dec 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-15 15:19:56-05

COLUMBIA, Tenn. (WTVF) — A 19-year-old is refusing to give up hope after she lost her dog following a car crash in Columbia.

It's been three months since Jade Arriaga saw her dog Bash. Back in September, Arriaga was driving home from Florida to Illinois with her dog when her trip took an unfortunate turn.

"I made it to Tennessee when my tire popped and it flung me across the road," Arriaga said.

She says her car flipped on I-65 north in Columbia.

"I ended up going off road, hitting tree or something and went flying for 10 feet as the car rolled," Arriaga explained.

Arriaga managed to crawl out of a broken window and is okay but Bash was no where to be found. She says the dog helps her with her depression and anxiety, and she just wants him home.

There have been a few possible sightings of the dog and so the search continues for the Australian Shepherd. Jade has been making the eight hour drive down from Illinois to Columbia every few weeks to continue looking.

Those who spot Bash are advised not to chase him. The family has received support from locals, with folks donating money to go towards a reward. If you see Bash and want to contact the family, call (815) 681-6811.