Family searches for dog after fatal crash

AUBURN, Ind. (WANE) – Saturday night a woman was killed in a car crash on I-69. Her family says she had her dog with her when it happened. They have been searching for him since.

22-year-old Alyssa Bizefski was killed Saturday in a crash after a pickup truck crossed over the median and into her lane. Her fiancé Dustin was on the phone with her from Houston when it happened. He heard a noise, and knew something was wrong.

“I’m pretty lost and heartbroken. She was pretty much everything to me,” he said.

Their one year old Pug, Maximus aka Max, was in the car with Alyssa during the crash.

“He escaped and he got out and we have no idea where we went to,” Dustin said.

Dustin and Alyssa’s family have been looking for him ever since. They’ve searched all over including shelters and woods. But still, no Max, the dog who was supposed to be Dustin’s but was drawn to Alyssa.

“He attached to her more and that kind of made me a little angry but now that I know he was so close to her, if I can get him back now that would be the ultimate goal,” Dustin said.

Even as each day passes, the family is still hopeful he’s out there. When asked if he’s losing hope, Dustin said no. He thinks maybe someone has him and he begged for a return.

“This dog is the only thing I have left I feel like Alyssa needs me to find this dog for my sake and because it meant so much to him,” he said.

Broken after losing the love of his life, he’s hoping he can at least get Max back.

“There’s nothing you can say or do that can bring them back and I think that’s what hurts the most and I think that’s why I need Max. Just so I can have some something there that I can hang on to, you know he’s alive, breathing,” He said.

The family asks you to call it in if you think you see Max. They also ask you to keep your eye out for him.