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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Officials have rescued two dogs that were inside a vehicle that crashed and killed the driver.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says its deputies responded Sunday morning to a crash believed to have happened the night before near the Irvington community just north of Omaha. Investigators say 29-year-old Adam Bortle, of Omaha, died when his Jeep went out of control, went airborne and came to rest on its roof in a ditch. Officials say Bortle was either thrown or crawled from the vehicle, and died at the scene.

Rescue workers removed a Rottweiler that was trapped in the car, but uninjured. A mixed-breed dog that had also been in the Jeep was found nearby with an injured leg by a neighbor. The Nebraska Humane Society has taken in both dogs.