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.
Officials said the 2-year-old boy fired the gun after it slid into the back seat, shooting his mother, Patrice Price.
Price was driving a car borrowed from her friend — an armed security guard. The gun also belonged to the friend, the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office said, according to NBC News.
"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 without a pulse and was not breathing. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police said Price's son wasn't in a car seat. Price's mother and a 1-year-old child were in teh front seat when the sooting took place, the sheriff's office said.
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Southbound lanes of the highway were closed for several hours, but reopened by 2 p.m.