5-Year-Old Girl Killed While Playing In Raleigh

Authorities say a 5-year-old girl playing in her Raleigh driveway has been struck and killed by a reckless driver.

Police say 37-year-old Sia Elizabeth Byass lost control Sunday afternoon of her a 2007 Honda, striking mailboxes and a trash can before hitting Nadia Hines, killing her.

A 4-year-old girl playing with Nadia suffered a broken ankle.

Byass was charged with reckless driving, misdemeanor death by vehicle, and unsafe tires. She was released on bond. It wasn't immediately clear if she had an attorney. No phone listing for her was available.


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  • by Michelle Location: Raliegh on Jun 2, 2011 at 06:58 AM
    I cant belive this...! this is just unexceptible! Prayers for this family :) God have her in his hand...
  • by The Pirate Lady Location: Grimesland on Jun 1, 2011 at 07:05 AM
    So sad, and in the child's driveway no less, the ONE place you'd think a child would be safe playing.
  • by Tish Location: Farmville on May 31, 2011 at 05:28 PM
    Prayers go out to this family & also to the other little girl that was hurt,I don't know the reason for the accident but it's bad all the way round, I had bad tires on my car but i drove little as possible cause i know it could cause a accident if it blow out, But thank God i got a new set today...
  • by Big Momma Location: Here on May 31, 2011 at 03:42 PM
    My HEART goes out to the family who lost this little angel!!! My prayers will forever be with you!!!!
  • by Michelle Location: Eastern NC on May 31, 2011 at 02:15 PM
    Who cares how many children you have?? With your come backs such as BUZZ off I would have mistaken your maturity for that of an child. I bet if this was your CHILD you would want people to keep in mind that you are going through a hard time as it is than to read such comments. *waits for you to tell me to BUZZ OFF* Grow up.
  • by To Humm in reply to humm on May 31, 2011 at 01:17 PM
    Just like your opinion doesn't make you right either. You know what they say about opinions right? I voiced mine, you voiced yours. So be it!! At least I didn't resort to name calling miss high and mighty!! So who is ignorant? The person who resorts to name calling because someone doesn't agree with your opinion, or someone simply stating their opinion? I think we all know the answer to that! Moron
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      by Ugh on Jun 1, 2011 at 04:33 AM in reply to To Humm in reply to humm
      Why don't you both just grow up!
  • by Blount Location: NC on May 31, 2011 at 11:33 AM
    So sorry for their loss...in my prayers this is really tragic.
  • by IDK Location: NC on May 31, 2011 at 09:05 AM
    My sympathy goes out to the 5yr old family! This was tradgic, I can't imagine the pain of losing an child. May God be with you all!
  • by Raleigh on May 31, 2011 at 06:25 AM
    Quote from the NewsObserver: "I asked her did she lose control of the car because she had been drinking? I asked her did she blackout?" Hines said. "She said, 'I don't know. I must have.' That's when I threw my hands up and walked away."
  • by sunshine on May 31, 2011 at 05:41 AM
    Prayers goes out to this family. I agree with MomOF3 don't turn this accident into a blame, policitical situation. A child is dead spare the family this type of comments. Pray for all those involved. I am sure the driver is tore up over ths as well.
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      by Mom on May 31, 2011 at 07:45 AM in reply to sunshine
      To Sunshine - In all due respect...who are you to tell someone to 'refrain' from making comments? Buzz off! What are you - THE COMMENT POLICE?!
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        by MomOf3 on May 31, 2011 at 08:45 AM in reply to Mom
        To Mom...that was really uncalled for. She simply made a request to spare the family of negativity. *God Bless this little angel's family*
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          by Momof7 on May 31, 2011 at 01:31 PM in reply to MomOf3
          To Mom of 3 - You can BUZZ OFF TOO. I trump you with 7! More experience than you and you need to learn to mind your own business MISSY.
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