The niece of Nashville Mayor Karl Dean was killed in an accident Thursday night when her father, Nashville businessman Joe C. Davis, struck her with his car in the driveway of their Belle Meade home.
Davis is the brother of Dean's wife, Anne Davis.
According to police, Davis was backing out of his driveway when the accident occurred. Metro police, Youth Services and Nashville's Fatal Crash Traffic Team responded to the scene.
The child was first taken to St. Thomas Hospital and then transported to the Vanderbilt University Hospital Pediatric Trauma Unit where she was pronounced dead.
Davis is an area businessman and restaurateur and founder of the charity Backfield in Motion.
His late uncle, also named Joe, was CEO of the Nashville-based Davis Coals, and served as chairman of the board of Montgomery Bell Academy until 1989.