2019-11-14 21:09:10 UTC
Hampton woman dies after being attacked by her own dog
by: Taylor O'Bier, Marielena Balouris
Posted: Sep 29, 2019 / 10:06 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 1, 2019 / 08:47 AM EDT
HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) A 31-year-old woman has died after being
attacked by her own dog in her backyard Sunday evening.
Hampton police said in a news release an emergency call came from a
home in the 100 block of Powhatan Parkway around 5 p.m. Sunday.
When officers arrived, they found Morgan Crayton with serious
injuries. She was transported to a local hospital for treatment, but
police announced Monday that she died from her injuries.
Another woman, a 68-year-old family member, was also bitten by the dog
during the incident, police said.
The woman was trying to render first aid to the victim when she was
bitten, but police said her injuries are not life-threatening.
Police said Crayton was in her backyard with multiple dogs from the
home when the attack happened.
I knew something really bad was happening. It was a different
scream, said Rachel Farrow, a neighbor who rushed to help. There was
a lot of yelling and screaming and you know we ran over to help and
the dog had kind of attacked her and left her on the side, in the
backyard. It was very traumatic.
I just feel terrible for the family, said neighbor Tiffany Thomas.
The 92-pound pit bull was removed from the home and is in custody of
Hampton Animal Control where the it will be held in quarantine for 10
days before it is euthanized, according to police.
Stay with WAVY.com for the latest developments.
The Facebook page below shows that the victim checked herself into the
emergency room on 22 July with a dog bite on her arm.