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LOVELAND, Colo. — A bad crash in northeast Colorado has changed a family’s life forever. While driving up I-76 eastbound this past weekend, a young man fell asleep behind the wheel and flipped the vehicle he was in.

Along with Christopher injuring himself, his mother Heather was also injured. Heather was ejected from the vehicle after it rolled over four times. She’s currently in critical condition at Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland.

“She’s going to be in intensive care for the next 2-3 weeks,” her daughter Kristin explained. “She was ejected from the vehicle, as well as April.”

April is the family’s 5-year-old German Shepard. When the vehicle flipped, April was ejected. The family believes April ran off.

“They [rescuers] had done an extensive search of the area, not knowing if anyone else was around,” Kristin said.

Rescuers searched for four hours, but they couldn’t find April.

The crash happened near mile marker 104 in Washington County past Brush on I-76.

April was wearing a pink paw print collar with blue vet tags.

If you see her, you’re asked to call Kristin Whitcomb at 720-202-0138 or Colorado State Patrol at 970-522-4696.