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Singer Chapman's daughter, 5, killed

May 22, 2008 at 10:14 AM   |   Comments

FRANKLIN, Tenn., May 22 (UPI) -- The 5-year-old daughter of singer Steven Curtis Chapman has died after being hit by a car in the driveway of the family's Tennessee home, police said.

A representative for the Tennessee Highway Patrol told The Tennessean that the Christian music star's youngest child, Maria, died Wednesday night after her teenage brother hit her with the Toyota Land Cruiser he was driving down the driveway of the family's rural Williamson County home.

"It appears to be a terrible accident,'' police spokeswoman Laura McPherson told the newspaper.

McPherson said the teen, whom she didn't identify, didn't see his sister in the driveway before the vehicle struck her.

No charges are expected to be brought against him, she said, adding the accident was witnessed by two other children and the entire family was home at the time.

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