Child killed in freak accident in Shelby

SHELBY, N.C. — Shelby police called it a freak accident when a child was killed after being thrown from a truck in Cleveland County. The incident occurred at the intersection of South Dekalb Street and Warren Street in Shelby around 3:23 p.m. on Wednesday.

Shelby police say a child was in a back seat of a Chevy Silverado and was in a car seat when the incident occurred. The truck made a turn and the vehicle door flew open which led to the girl being thrown out of the vehicle.

The girl died at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. The child’s name has not been released.