- Associated Press - Thursday, June 12, 2014

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) - No citations or charges will result from the death of a woman who was pinned between two vehicles after she put her 8-year-old daughter behind the wheel of one of them, Aberdeen police said.

Brianne Nutter, 30, was supervising her daughter as the girl tried to back out of a driveway Tuesday afternoon, according to police. Her boyfriend, Chris Schulz, told the American News that Nutter wanted the vehicle moved about a foot so she could get a riding lawnmower out of the garage.

“It was such an innocent thing,” said Schulz, who was home on a lunch break and witnessed the incident in which authorities said the child driver lost control and hit a vehicle parked in the street.

Nutter had the driver’s door open and was pinned between the door and the parked vehicle, police said. She died at a hospital. Brown County Coroner Mike Carlsen listed internal crushing injuries as the cause of death.

“It’s a very unfortunate accident, very tragic accident for the family,” Police Capt. Jay Tobin told KELO-TV, adding that he hasn’t seen anything like it in his 26 years in law enforcement. “Our sympathy goes out to them.”

Nutter’s funeral was scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at the Dakota Event Center.

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