5-year-old killed by car

Nadia Hines

May 30, 2011 6:54:43 AM PDT
A Raleigh family is in shock after their little girl was hit and killed by a car.

"It's a hurtful painful feeling knowing that your child is gone. That was my baby girl. Out of all the kids I've got, that's the baby, said 5-year-old Nadia Hines' father Harvey Sunday.

Nadia's family said she was simply out playing with another child in her front yard on New Hope Road near Hollendale Drive around 1:15 Sunday afternoon when an out of control car came into the yard and hit her.

Nadia was pronounced dead at the scene.

"This is a driveway where the parents thought their kids would be safe. It's off, away from traffic," said Nadia's uncle Justin Fields.

Now, the driver of the car - 37-year-old Sia Elizabeth Byass - is charged with reckless driving, misdemeanor death by vehicle, and unsafe tires.

Court documents say Byass drove her vehicle off the right hand side of the road traveling about 40 miles an hour onto the driveway where the children were playing.

No one answered the door when ABC11 visited her north Raleigh home.

Nadia's father says he wants to know exactly why Byass allegedly drove off the road.

"They need to find out what caused her to lose control. To come out of that curve, and come down into this embankment where we thought we were safe in my house. They need to find out," said Harvey Hines.

Bond for Byass was set at $15,000.

The girl playing with Nadia before the crash suffered a broken ankle.

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