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Investigation continues after Monday's deadly crash in North Charleston

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It has been three days since the deadly crash in North Charleston that took the life of 3-year-old Tylia Hicks. An investigation continues into the exact cause.

Police still will not confirm whether the child was properly restrained in a car seat. While the child's surviving parents are still recovering in the hospital, friends and family share fresh memories after the tragic loss.

Ruthlyn Gordon lived in the same small house with little Tylia and her parents for years. Since infancy, the godparent watched Tylia grow and play at the home on Hackemann Street in North Charleston.

But Tylia's life was cut short Monday afternoon in an accident on Spruill Avenue. Gordon offered her memories of times well spent with Tylia, who was to celebrate her fourth birthday on Saturday.

"Sweet child, sweet child; she would go to church and she would pray-- the things she would do. One thing she loved God and she's going back to heaven, she is going back to heaven. God only gave us a little while with her," said Gordon.

The most recent information from police says two vehicles were traveling east on Spruill Monday afternoon. The vehicle Tylia was in went off the road at Clements and Spruill and hit two utility poles and a tree before coming to rest. The crash cut roughly a 75-yard path before the truck came to a stop. Officials say its possible Tylia was ejected after the vehicle hit the second utility pole.

A white Nissan truck is also mentioned in the accident report but investigators did not explain exactly how the vehicle is involved in the crash. For now, officials are not saying much on the turn of events that forced the truck to go so violently out of control.

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