A child is dead after being hit by a falling tree on Sunday in Athens.
Athens Police were called to the 400 block of West Tyler Sunday Afternoon.
Police said the child’s parents told investigators that a tree had fallen on the child while it was being trimmed.
Police say the child was rushed to a local hospital in a private car where they were airlifted to Children’s Medical Center in Dallas where the child later died.
We’ve learned that the child attended Bel Air Elementary.
In a statement put out by Athens ISD, the district wrote
“It is with great sadness that we have to share that one of our sweet kindergarten babies has passed away in a tragic accident. Counselors will be available all week to support our students. Please keep this student’s family and friends in your prayers.”
This is a developing story, check back for updates.