She was pronounced dead on scene Tuesday on Highway 175, the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.
“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 department said in a statement. “The MCSO investigation into the death is on-going.”
Andre Price, who was distraught at his daughter’s death, said that she had been a hard-working mother-of-three.
“I have a knot in my chest. They won’t even let me see my daughter. I wanted to hold my daughter for one last time,” he said.
The incident comes less than two months after a Florida mom was shot in the back while driving by her 4-year-old son, who found a loaded weapon in the back seat.
Jamie Gilt, who posted often about her love of guns, survived the mid-drive shooting, though authorities are contemplating charges for the 31-year-old mom.