A child was killed after being thrown from a car in Cleveland County on Wednesday afternoon, in what Shelby Police called a “freak accident.”
The incident occurred at the intersection of South Dekalb and Warren streets in Shelby around 3:23 p.m., according to a police report.
A child was in a back seat of a Chevy Silverado and was in a car seat when the incident occurred, Shelby Police said. The truck made a turn and the door flew open, which led to the girl being thrown out of the vehicle, police said.
The girl died at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, police said.
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The child's name has not been released.