Camo, dog that went missing after a crash near Perry involving 3 Topekans, found

A dog that went missing after a crash on Wednesday involving three Topekans on US-24 highway in Jefferson County has been found, a friend of one of the crash victims said.


Tammy Hane wrote in a Facebook post on Friday that Camo, a tan/brown brindle mix was found.

Camo belonged to Caitlyn M. Midyett, 26, of Topeka,who along with Midyett’s son, Nathan Bingham, 4, and Jessica L. Harvey, 41, of Topeka, were injured in a two-vehicle crash near Perry, Hane said.

“Thank you to all who helped on his search and kept him and his people in your prayers. Camo has become quite a celebrity because all those who helped pass the word,” Hane wrote on Facebook.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, Harvey was driving a 2006 Pontiac G6 east when she crossed the center line, striking a 1991 Jeep Chereokee, which was being driven by Midyett.

The two vehicles collided nearly head on, Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Herrig said.

Two of the people were transported to area hospitals by helicopters and the third person was transported by ground, Herrig said.

All were wearing seat belts or safety restraints, KHP said.

No injury update has been provided by authorities since the crash.

With Camo being found, that makes three dogs in the area in the past month that were saved after they went missing after a vehicle crash.

Bella, a 6-year-old golden retreiver, was found in December after her owner was killed in a crash on Interstate 70 in East Topeka.

Molly, a white Yorkipoo puppy, was found in late December after her owner was killed in a crash on US-75 highway just south of Topeka.

Also, Harley, a Maltese-Yorkie, was found in May after she went missing following a crash on I-70 just west of Topeka.