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Infant killed in Spruill Ave. wreck identified

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Tyla Hicks (pictured here) died from blunt force trauma after being ejected during the accident. Tyla Hicks (pictured here) died from blunt force trauma after being ejected during the accident.
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC -

The baby killed after being ejected from a truck during an accident has been identified.

Authorities say Tyla Hicks died from blunt force trauma after being ejected during the accident.  Preliminary reportas reports show the child was riding with her parents in a pick-up truck when the accident occurred throwing her from the vehicle.  It is not known if the child was restrained.

Shortly after 4 p.m. Monday, North Charleston Police responded to a wreck on Spruill Ave. When officers arrived at the scene they learned that an infant was ejected from vehicle involved in the accident.

According to police the driver of the Chevy pickup was traveling south on Spruill Avenue near Clements Ave when it side swiped another vehicle. The pickup left the road, hit a utility pole and flipped.  

The driver of the pickup was transported to MUSC and the driver of the side swiped vehicle was transported for a medical condition. 


 

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