The child who was killed in a North Charleston auto wreck Monday was Tylia Hicks, who would have celebrated her fourth birthday this weekend, according to the Charleston County Coroner’s Office.
Instead, she died Monday night at Medical University Hospital, hours after being ejected from a pickup truck in which she was riding, according to police. The truck had side-swiped another vehicle and then hit a utility pole and flipped over shortly after 4 p.m. near the intersection of Spruill and Clement avenues, police reported.
This afternoon, North Charleston Police Department spokesman Spencer Pryor said the accident is still under investigation and there’s been no “determination as to whether or not the child was restrained in a car seat.”
An accident report released by police says the truck was driven by Tylia’s father, 33-year-old Tyrone Hicks, of North Charleston. He and front-seat passenger Amanda Hicks, 35, who is Tylia’s mother, were both injured in the wreck and taken to MUSC for treatment.