The crash happened near exit 127 between Rocky Mount and Wilson on Tuesday. The driver of the van, 25-year-old Patrick McLaughlin, was killed.
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The family dog - a Rottweiler called "Blitz" - hadn't been seen since the crash.
Kevin Bloss and Jean Wood saw Blitz in a field five days after the crash. Blitz responded to a whistle and his name.
Blitz was taken to the shelter where is awaiting a reunion with his family.
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