Dog is still missing after fatal crash near Harborough

Walter the greyhound.
Walter the greyhound.

Harborough people are searching for a pedigree dog that ran off after a fatal road accident near Market Harborough on Sunday.

The dog belonged to a 31-year-old woman, believed to be from the Coalville area, who died in the two-car collision at the crossroads of the A6 and Langton Road, between Market Harborough and Kibworth, not far from the McDonalds roundabout.

She had been on her way home from a dog show at Lubenham, the Mail has been told, with her pedigree Italian greyhound, called Walter, in the back of her car.

After the accident, the greyhound escaped from the car. He is believed to be on the loose in the area of Debdale Lane - the gated road between the A6 and Gumley.

Clare Fowler, who knows the family of the woman who died, told the Mail: “We’ve just had a sighting of Walter in the fields opposite Debdale Lane. We’re out there now, trying to find him.”

The woman who died in the crash has not yet been named by police.

The fatal accident happened at around 3pm on Sunday, June 4, and involved two vehicles. The greyhound’s owner was killed and two other people were seriously injured.

Local roads were closed following the accident, and police advised motorists to avoid the area.

Police, paramedics, the air ambulance and a fire crew were called to the scene after the crash. The fire crew was helping with casualties trapped in the vehicles.

Anyone who sees the missing dog (pictured) should get in touch with Clare Fowler on 07702 075194.

Leicestershire police investigating the accident are asking for witnesses to the accident to come forward.

Police say a red Volvo was travelling on Langton Road, in the direction of West Langton, approaching the junction with the A6 Harborough Road.

A blue VW Eos was travelling south on the A6 towards Harborough when the two collided. Both cars left the road.

A 31-year-old woman, a passenger in the Volvo, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of this car, a 39-year-old man, has serious injuries and remains in the Leicester General Hospital.

The driver of the VW Eos, a 50-year-old woman, is in the Coventry and Walsgrave Hospital with serious injuries in a stable condition.

Police say that anyone who saw the collision, or either car prior to the collision, should contact PC 1699 Meadows on 101, quoting incident number 469 of June.