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Car crash leaves man, dog coated in paint

Russ Winger / Washington State Patrol via AP

In this June 25, 2013 photo provided by the Washington State Patrol, an unidentified man sits covered in paint as he waits to be removed from his vehicle after it went off the road and crashed near Belfair, Wash. The man was hauling large containers of paint, which spilled during the crash and completely coated him and his dog. The man was taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injures.

Russ Winger / Washington State Patrol via AP

The dog was cleaned up and taken to a humane society.

The Associated Press

BELFAIR, WASH. — Washington State Patrol Trooper Russ Winger says the driver was hauling five-gallon buckets of latex paint in various colors Tuesday afternoon when he somehow lost control of his SUV and ran off a state highway near Belfair, southwest of Seattle. The paint went flying, coating the man, his black dog and the interior of the vehicle.

KOMO-TV said the man suffered minor injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital. Winger did not identify him.

The trooper and an off-duty firefighter who happened by found a nearby resident who let them bathe the dog in her yard. Using her water hose and some borrowed shampoo, they turned the "gray dog" back to black.

Winger says the local humane society agreed to care for the dog temporarily. 

Russ Winger / Washington State Patrol via AP

The driver is removed from his vehicle after the crash.