Singer's Son Runs Over Daughter

Christian Grammy-winner's youngest killed in car accident in family driveway
By Elizabeth Wolff,  Newser Staff
Posted May 22, 2008 10:16 AM CDT

The youngest daughter of Grammy-winning Christian musician Steven Curtis Chapman was struck and killed yesterday when one of her older brothers ran over the tyke in the family driveway, the AP reports. Several family members witnessed the accident that claimed the life of 5-year-old Maria Sue, who died later at a nearby Nashville hospital.

“It looks like a tragic accident,” said a Tennessee Highway Patrol spokeswoman, who added that no charges are expected. The 45-year-old music star, who has three biological children and three adopted Chinese girls, wrote a book about father-daughter relationships called "Cinderella: The Love of Daddy and his Princess." (More Steven Curtis Chapman stories.)

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