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West Lafayette Mayor Injured In Accident
Updated May 5, 2013 12:04 AM | Filed under: Network Indiana
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(WEST LAFAYETTE) - West Lafayette Mayor John Dennis sustained minor injuries in a rollover crash Friday evening near South Haven, Michigan.

Dennis said Saturday that he had been driving a 2000 Ford Explorer with his wife, Mary, in the passenger seat and the family dog, Jack.

Dennis said he was driving in lake effect snow when he lost traction on a patch of ice and the Explorer rolled several times. He severed a tendon in his left hand that attaches to the middle finger and his finger is in a splint. Mary Dennis was uninjured. Jack, a 3-year old mixed breed dog, was thrown from the vehicle and is believed to have died instantly.

Dennis may have been driving a little too fast for the rapidly deteriorating conditions, said Trooper Carlos Fossati, of the Michigan State Police. "But there's no way to say what a safer speed may have been," Fossati said. "He wasn't given a ticket. It was a sheer white-out."



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