Hartwell Child Dies After Dog Attack

Incident scene in Hartwell. Courtesy: Fox Carolina/WHNS-TV

Hart County authorities confirm a child was attacked by a dog and fatally injured Tuesday evening.

The Hart County Coroner said a 20-month-old child was fatally attacked by a dog on Highland Avenue in Hartwell according to Sheriff Mike Cleveland

One person was arrested in the case thus far. Hartwell Police say Sandra Adams of Hartwell was charged with murder second degree, involuntary manslaughter, and cruelty to children second degree.

The Hartwell Police Department, Coroner’s Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are investigating the incident.

There is no official word on how many dogs or what breed were involved in the incident, but GBI says all dogs on the property are now in their custody.

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