A 71-year-old woman has died after being attacked by a pit bull in the area of 1800 Brigadoone Lane in Florence, according to Captain Stephen Starling with the Florence Police Department.

Officials were dispatched to the area about an injured bicyclist.

Fire department members were on the scene and discovered the 71-year-old female who was riding a bike in the area when a dog got loose and attacked her, knocking her from her bike.

The dog bit the woman, causing traumatic injuries according to officials.

The victim was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead, according to officials.

He said Animal Control intends to get the dog and take it into custody for the time being.

The incident remains under investigation by Florence Police and the Florence County Coroners Office.