(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.