5-year-old Cleveland Co. boy killed by tree

A 5-year-old boy was struck and killed by a rotting tree that he and another child had been pushing, according to the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office.

The incident happened Saturday afternoon about 8 miles southeast of Shelby.

The boy suffered head and neck injuries, deputies said. He was taken to Cleveland Regional Medical Center and died later. The child’s name was not released. Steve Lyttle