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Authorities are investigating after a woman was shot by a 4-year-old over the weekend.

Marietta Hill, 64, from Westeel, Illinois, was shot at around 12:30 p.m. While driving near a gas station in Tilton, Illinois, investigators at the Vermillion County Police Department said.

The officers said that Hill and the child, a relative of the woman, were traveling in the car when the child found a gun. The child accidentally shot the driver’s seat and hit Hill, according to the Champaign County police doctor.

The car hit a sign at the gas station. She was taken to Urbana Hospital, Illinois, where officers said she died from a gunshot wound.

The accident is under investigation.

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