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GoFundMe set up to help family of Central Texas man killed in wreck

Dog riding in pickup survives wreck
Cannon Rush, 20, and his dog Willow were riding in a pickup when Cannon crashed. The young man...
Cannon Rush, 20, and his dog Willow were riding in a pickup when Cannon crashed. The young man was killed in the wreck, but his dog Willow survived.(Used with permission from Rush Family)
Published: May. 12, 2022 at 1:22 PM CDT
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HALLSBURG, Texas (KWTX) - The Texas Department of Public Safety on Thursday identified Cannon Rush, 20, of Mart, as the man killed in a wreck Wednesday.

It happened on FM 2957 near FM 2491, north of Hallsburg, at approximately 7:00 p.m. on May 11.

DPS said the driver of a Chevrolet pickup was heading west and failed to properly negotiate a curve in the roadway, lost control of the truck, and overturned.

Rush, the driver, was ejected from the pickup. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

KWTX has learned Willow, a dog riding in the pickup with Rush, survived the wreck. A social media post by a close relative of the man reveals the dog ran away after the wreck, but has since been found and reunited with Rush’s loved ones.

“Finding her alive has been a huge blessing to our entire family,” a relative told KWTX.

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help Rush’s family.

DPS said the wreck remains under investigation. “Do not drive beyond your limitations. Slowing down gives you more time to react and allows you more time to see what’s ahead,” a DPS spokesperson said.

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