Accused bailed over O'Nair's death

MINA Nashed appeared in court yesterday charged with causing the death of well known Tweed woman Milli O'Nair.

Ms O'Nair, 41, was killed early in the morning on May 10 this year, while she was riding her bicycle along the Pacific Highway at Tyagarah.

Police allege Nashed, 19, was driving a south-bound rented removal truck, a Mitsubishi Canter, when it ran into the rear wheel of Ms O'Nair's bike, causing her death.

His case was mentioned in Byron Bay Local Court yesterday morning and Nashed, who has recently moved from Sydney to Hendra in Queensland, appeared before the court.

He is facing charges of dangerous driving occasioning death and negligent driving occasioning death.

He was not represented in court yesterday and was granted conditional bail.

A tribute to Ms O'Nair, who was well known across the Northern Rivers as a non-violent communication trainer, relationship mediator, laughter yoga practitioner, face painter and market fairy, has been constructed at the site of her death.

The railings running alongside the highway now wear fairy wings and have been painted with rainbow colours in remembrance of Ms O'Nair.

Nashed is due to appear in Lismore Local Court on September 8.

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