December 30, 2013 1:07 am -

A former mayor of Bullhead City, AZ, is hospitalized after being attacked by her pet dogs, who killed her husband in the attack.

Former Mayor Diane Vick and her husband Tom tried to intervene after one of their larger dogs attacked one of their smaller dogs, but the dogs turned on them and attacked them, Mayor Jack Hakim said. They were flown to a hospital in Las Vegas.

Tom Vick, who taught social studies at Mohave High School, died of his injuries Sunday morning, he said. Diane Vick “was pretty well beat up,” but Hakim didn’t believe her injuries were critical.

Hakim said the incident was “pretty devastating.”