Canine (K9) Rex Bio/Wiki
Rex, a Michigan State Police canine, was killed in a car crash early Sunday morning on a Detroit freeway.
According to the MSP Metro Detroit Twitter account, an MSP canine unit was on Southbound M-10 at Linwood, positioned across both lanes to assist with the flooding that made the interstate too dangerous to drive on.
Killed In Crash Full Details
According to police, the suspect car seemed to be going at freeway speeds when it collided with the MSP patrol vehicle. The trooper’s legs were injured, although they were not life-threatening. MSP Canine Rex was sent to Blue Pearl Animal Hospital in Southfield after suffering serious spinal and limb injuries. As a result of his injuries, K9 Rex died later.
The suspect vehicle’s driver is suspected of being under the influence of alcohol. He’s been seriously hurt. The female passenger in the front seat has serious injuries. The female passenger in the back seat has also sustained significant injuries.
According to the MSP Metro Detroit Twitter account, “MSP Canine Rex was a member of the Metro South Post and was known for his determination in searching for suspects and articles,”
“He was a tremendous partner to his handler and was an asset to the post.”
MSP Canine Rex was a member of the Metro South Post and was known for his determination in searching for suspects and articles. He was a tremendous partner to his handler and was an asset to the post. pic.twitter.com/SKzuNs9Q2j
— MSP Metro Detroit (@mspmetrodet) July 25, 2021
Rex’s companion was also injured in the crash, but his injuries are not life-threatening, according to MSP.
Who Killed Canine (K9) Rex?
MSP believes the suspect vehicle’s driver was under the influence of alcohol, and all of the occupants suffered serious or critical injuries and were sent to a local hospital.
The reason for the incident is still being investigated by MSP troopers and the Crash Reconstruction Team.
— DS Levy (@DSLevy1) July 25, 2021