Steven Curtis Chapman's daughter killed

The five-year-old daughter of American Christian music star Steven Curtis Chapman has been struck and killed by a sport-utility vehicle driven by her brother.

Authorities in Tennessee say the girl, Maria, was hit in a driveway at the family home today south of Nashville and died later in hospital.

The Toyota Land Cruiser was driven by the girl’s teenage brother, said Tennessee Highway Patrol spokeswoman Laura McPherson.

McPherson says several members of the Chapman family witnessed the accident.

To see the accident coming, and being unable to prevent it must have made the anguish even sharper. :frowning:


How incredibly sad, we need to keep this family in our

Oh how tragic. :frowning:

Prayers for the family - especially the boy.

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