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Pet Dog Is The Lone Survivor After Car Plunges 75 Feet

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A pet dog is the lone survivor of a solo car crash after it plunged about 75 feet into a riverbed early Sunday morning.

The crash happened after midnight on the eastbound lanes of the 118 freeway in Chatsworth, near the De Soto Avenue offramp. The 2008 Mercedes "made an unsafe turning movement," possibly partly because of the strong Santa Ana winds, and plowed through both the guardrail and a chain link fence before landing upside down. The male driver and female passenger both died, reports the LA Times.

However, a small white dog whose tag identified it as "Harley," was found at the scene of the crash in good health. Harley was taken to the West Valley Animal Shelter by the CHP, according to CBS 2, and will be up for adoption if family of the victims don't claim the dog within a month.

Crews worked through the morning pulling the wreckage out of the riverbed and onto the overpass, completing the task before 9 a.m., says KTLA. The crash is under investigation.