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Dog thrown from window on I-76 dies, investigators search for person responsible

The dog was thrown from a black Lexus sedan on eastbound I-76 near Sheridan at 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday.

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) is trying to find out who was responsible for throwing a small dog out of a sedan that was driving on Interstate 76 near Sheridan Boulevard Tuesday afternoon.

In a tweet, deputies said the incident happened at around 1:45 p.m. The vehicle involved was a black Lexus sedan, and it was headed eastbound.

The JCSO said the dog was a cream-colored poodle named Teddy that died Tuesday night. 

Teddy's owner was not involved in the incident, JCSO said.

Deputies said it was brought to the Foothills Animal Shelter where a team of emergency veterinarians attempted to save his life, but were not able to.

Anyone who witnessed what happened or who has any other information is asked to call Jefferson County Animal Control at 303-271-5070.


Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 or visit metrodenvercrimestoppers.com. Tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000. 

Metro Denver Crime Stoppers works by assigning a code to people who anonymously submit a tip. Information is shared with law enforcement, and Crime Stoppers are notified at the conclusion of the investigation. 

From there, an awards committee reviews the information provided and, if the information leads to an arrest, the tipster will be notified. Rewards can be collected using the code numbers received when the tip was originally submitted. 

More information about Metro Denver Crime Stoppers can be found here. 

> Additional Crime Stoppers bulletins can be found here. 

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