A dog in Colorado refused to leave its owner after a fatal car crash. According to police, the driver of the vehicle lost control while speeding late Wednesday night, slid off the road and crashed into a large tree. One of the back seat passengers was thrown from the car and died at the scene. Two other passengers were badly hurt. The Humane Society responded to the scene to care for an injured dog, which was also in the car at the time of the crash. The dog refused to leave the side of the deceased, according to affiliate KKTV news crews on scene.

Police say 45-year-old Christopher Roseboom was the one behind the wheel. He allegedly left the scene and was found by officers several hours later. He had suffered serious injuries which required hospitalization. Once at the hospital, Roseboom was arrested on allegations of vehicular homicide and vehicular assault, DUI, hit-and- run and other traffic charges. The victim has been identified by friends as 32-year-old Josh Roberts. The Humane Society said the dog remained in critical condition, as of Thursday evening. The organization was hoping to place the dog with someone else in the family. If that doesn't happen, it will be put up for adoption.