This story is heartbreaking. Please take a minute to pray for the Chapman family. Being a parent, I can't imagine what this family is going through. I just pray that God's peace will be with them as they go through this horrible loss.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee authorities say the 5-year-old daughter of contemporary Christian music star Steven Curtis Chapman has been struck and killed by a sport-utility vehicle driven by her brother on May 21, 2008.Tennessee Highway Patrol spokeswoman Laura McPherson says the girl, Maria, was hit in a driveway at the family residence Wednesday afternoon south of Nashville. McPherson says the Toyota Land Cruiser was driven by the girl's teenage brother.McPherson says several members of the Chapman family witnessed the acccident. Chapman is originally from Paducah, Kentucky.McPherson says the brother apparently did not see the little girl. McPherson did not have the name or age of the brother, only that he is an older teenager.Vanderbilt Medical Center spokeswoman Laurie Holloway says the girl died later at the hospital.