COLUMBIA CITY — A two-vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon involving a Whitley County Sheriff’s Department squad car resulted in the death of the department’s K9.

The crash happened at U.S. 30 and County Road 450 West. According to police scanner traffic, the K9 was trapped inside the vehicle, which was engulfed in flames.

The Richland Township and Columbia City fire departments extinguished the fire. Officers from Whitley County, Columbia City, Warsaw and Kosciusko County and the Indiana State Police were on the scene.

The K9’s handler did not appear injured at the scene.

No further details have been provided.