11-year old boy dies saving his little sister from hit and run driver

A heroic 11-year-old boy has died saving his sister's life, pushing her out of the way of an oncoming car before he was killed by an alleged hit-and-run driver.

11-year old boy dies saving his little sister from hit and run driver

La’Darious Wylie, 11 and his sister Sha’Vonta, 7, were waiting at a bus stop in Chester on October 27, when a car suddenly veered towards them.

As the car approached, the brave big brother instinctively shoved his helpless sister out of harm's way, but he was struck head-on by the vehicle.

"He knew to look out for her,” said Elizabeth McCrorey, the mother of both children.

Family members told WBTV the children said La’Darious pushed his little sister out of the way before he was struck.

Her brother died from his injuries the following day at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

“Coping with it day by day, so we can’t really say what’s gonna lie ahead,” his aunt, Felicia Mobley told WBTV. “We just dealing with it on a daily basis because when it’s a tragedy like this – we just have to deal with it day by day.”

The driver who hit La’Darious, 57-year-old Michelle Johnson, was charged with felony hit-and-run resulting in death, the Charlotte Observer reported. She was released on Friday after posting a $25,000 bond.

The heroic boy’s family is working with the community to rename a nearby park, where La’Darious used to play, in his honor.


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