An Ohio woman was killed in what police are calling a "freak accident" by her own daughter while she was practicing driving in a church parking lot.
WKRC in Cincinnati reports 40-year-old Kimberly Riggs of Batavia and her daughter were driving in the Newport Church of God parking lot in Newport, Ky., after services Sunday, August 19. Witnesses told WKRC the scene was "the most bizarre accident they've ever seen":
The people who watched the horrible scene unfold say they're not sure why the girl was driving... or what she was doing behind the wheel. But they say all of a sudden, the engine revved, and this car quickly shot across the parking lot. The girl drove through a fence and crashed into a house, then back into the parking lot again, eventually pinning her mother against a fence.
Cierra Wynne says, "Everybody was flipping out, everybody was screaming."
Darrell Turner recalls, "Its just sad that someone had to lose their life, and I feel sorry for the daughter. It was just a freak accident."
It was Janet Holbrook's home that was crashed into. She said she saw the 15-year-old driver coming and a neighbor helped her remove her granddaughter out of the car's path. Holbrook said the look on the teen's face was one "you can't express."
Watch the WKRC report:
Witnesses rushed to help Riggs who was barely conscious. The single mother of two was pronounced dead at the hospital. The daughter was treated for minor injuries.
The Huffington Post reports police saying the incident was determined to be an accident and no charges were filed against the teen.
Later in the week, Riggs' mother Phyllis Daly told WAVE TV "We just miss her. I don't know how we can go on without her." Watch the WAVE TV report: