Child ‘got ahold of gun,’ fatally shot driver on Wisconsin highway

The driver was found pulseless and not breathing. She was pronounced dead at the scene

Courtesy: NBC Chicago

(NBC CHICAGO) – A 26-year-old woman was killed while driving on a highway in Wisconsin after witnesses say a child in the back seat of her car shot her.

The incident happened around 10:30 a.m. on Highway 175 just north of Miller Park in Milwaukee Tuesday.

“Initial witness accounts indicate that a child in the back seat of the vehicle got ahold of a gun and discharged the firearm, sending a single bullet into the driver’s back,” the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

The driver was found pulseless and not breathing. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Southbound lanes of the highway were closed for several hours, but reopened by 2 p.m.

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