Brother saves sister in heroic act that costs him his own life

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CHESTER, S.C. (Nov. 6, 2015) – La’Darious Wylie saw the car coming toward his 7-year-old sister and didn’t hesitate to save her.

The heroic act cost the 11-year-old his life.

According to the Charlotte Observer, La’Darious and his sister, Sha’Vonta, were waiting at their bus stop on Oct. 27 in Chester, S.C., when the car bore down on them. He pushed his sister out of the way, but the car hit the 11-year-old. He died the next day at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. His mother donated his organs.

The driver of the car that hit La’Darious, Michelle Johnson, 57, didn’t stop to help or contact police, investigators said. She was charged with felony hit and run resulting in death two days after the incident. She could face up to 25 years in prison if convicted.

The funeral for La’Darious was held Thursday.

His mother, Elizabeth McCrorey, said she doesn’t hate Johnson, but simply wishes that she had stopped. The community has pushed to rename the city’s Brooklyn Park after the boy, since he played there throughout his life. The park is just down the street from his bus stop.

A Chester County official said the idea hasn’t been officially proposed yet, adding that naming the park after La’Darious would be an “honorable way to remember him.”