Maine State Police say a woman was killed in a single-car accident Tuesday evening on Interstate 95 in the Aroostook County town of Island Falls.

Police are now searching for a dog that ran away from the accident, which occurred as the area was being hit with freezing rain, according to police.

State Trooper Tim Saucier said George Drake, 69, of Houlton lost control of his 1998 Toyota sport utility vehicle, which spun off the highway, landed in a ditch and rolled over onto its roof, striking several trees.

A passenger, 71-year-old Janet Drake, was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle. She died at the scene as a result of her injuries.

George Drake and a second passenger, Clyde Geary, 33, of Houlton, were transported to Houlton Regional Hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening. The vehicle was destroyed in the crash, which took place at 6:12 p.m.

Also in the car were two dogs belonging to the Drakes. An animal control officer caught one dog at the scene, but a purebred Hungarian Vizsla named Ruby ran away. The dog has a chip in its collar that can be scanned to show the dog’s owner, according to police. The name listed on the chip will either be Janet Drake or the name of the previous owner, which police will not disclose.

The dog is described as light brown with a white patch on its chest. It is about 60 pounds and wearing a pink collar.

Anyone who sees Ruby should call State Police in Houlton at 532-5400.