News: Christian Artist Steven Curtis Chapman Loses Daughter In Tragic SUV Accident
Contemporary Christian singer-songwriter and popular country crossover artist Steven Curtis Chapman suffered the loss of his youngest daughter, 5 year old Maria Sue Chapman, Wednesday (May 21) in a tragic accident involving his son’s SUV. Maria Sue was playing with some neighborhood children when she ran out in front of her brother’s Toyota Land Cruiser as he was pulling into the driveway. The teenage boy struck and killed his little sister, unaware that she was in his path. The events have been deemed a tragic accident with no fault directed towards the teenage son. The family was home at the time of the incident. Maria Sue was one of three adopted daughters that Steven and his wife Mary Beth welcomed into their home. The Tennessee Highway Patrol has confirmed it an accident and that the two children, Maria Sue and her teenage brother, were in the wrong place at the wrong time. No charges are expected to be placed. Steven is a 51 time Dove Award winner and a 5 time Grammy winner. Our hearts go out to him at his time of loss.