TODD COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– A 1-year-old boy is dead after being mauled by a family dog in Todd County.
Police responded to a home in Guthrie on Thursday to find the boy unresponsive, but breathing.
Police said the child had deep abrasions on his head, chest, and neck. His grandmother also had injuries from trying to pull the dog off the boy.
They say a thunderstorm may have triggered the dog.
The woman and boy were taken to the hospital where the boy later died of his injuries.
The woman was treated and released.
The dog’s fate is unclear at this time.