Update: (1:25 p.m. Sunday)
CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - NBC12 has confirmed with Chippenham Medical Center that the 11-month-old injured in this accident was released from the hospital Saturday. Meanwhile, the investigation of this crash is ongoing.
CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - Police are still investigating a deadly crash that killed a mother and her seven year-old daughter.
The SUV this family was inside crashed into the back of a truck on Chippenham Parkway near Jeff Davis Highway.
State troopers say this truck was moving slowly when the SUV slammed into the back of it.
Many people on scene were shaken up after hearing one of the two people killed in this crash was a young child.
Chippenham Parkway was at a standstill Saturday as police and fire crews tried to figure out how a SUV slammed into the back of this delivery truck.
Patrick Casseus lives nearby and heard the crash.
"Imagine you was fine five minutes ago," Casseus said. "In a fraction of a second, this happened. That's hard."
29-year-old Shunquetta Howie was killed along with her 7-year-old daughter, Isriania. State police say Isriania was sitting behind her mom and was not wearing her seatbelt.
Shunquetta's 11-month-old son was seriously injured in the crash, but is expected to be okay.
The crash was difficult to look at for many people on scene.
"There's no feeling that can describe that," Casseus said. "It's like taking a can of sardines and peeling the top right off of it."
Casseus has two children of his own - close to the same age as Isriania. He says there's no bigger fear for any parent than losing a child.
"That was gut-wrenching," he said. "That was heart-wrenching. That's tough as a parent to see that happen."
The two men driving the seafood delivery truck were not hurt in the crash.
Police could use your help. If you saw this crash you're asked to call the Virginia State Police Communication Center at (804)-553-3445.
Chippenham Parkway was down to one lane while investigators were on scene.
All lanes are now reopen.