Viral photo shows dog being comforted by ‘exhausted’ firefighter after fatal crash

After experiencing a traumatic event, it’s natural to want to feel comforted in some way. One pup was in need of some love after being involved in a fatal crash, and the sweet moment was captured on camera.

On May 17, a crash occurred in Lyon County, Kentucky on I-24. Kyle Ellis, 30, was driving Freightliner Recreational Vehicle and pulling a car trailer when he drove into the median. Ellis overcorrected, hit an embankment, and overturned.

Ellis was pronounced dead at the scene, and three passengers were injured.

When officials arrived at the scene they also found a dog. The dog refused to leave his owner’s side as he remained trapped inside the vehicle.

Once Bill Compton, the state’s Fire Marshall, helped free the man he stayed with the dog and comforted the pooch.

Jordan, a worker with Lyon County State Highway, snapped the now-viral photo of the two sitting on the side of the road.

According to WPSD, the dog, whose name is Lucky was transported to Lyon County Animal Control and will be picked up by a family friend. The dog’s owner was airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

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