The Short of It
An incredibly brave 11-year-old South Carolina boy saved his sister's life, but tragically lost his own, in a hit-and-run accident just yards from his home.
It was an innocent scene that plays out on quiet streets across the country every day. Last Tuesday, La'Darious Wylie was simply waiting for a school bus with a group of kids. But then a car inexplicably veered toward them. The fifth-grader quickly pushed his 7-year-old sister Shavonte out of the way and was struck himself. Unthinkably, the driver left the scene of the accident.
La'Darious's mom said her son knew to look out for his little sister. "In other words, he saved his sister. And he ended up being the one that's where he is now," the boy's aunt, Felicia Mobley told WBTV.
Tragically, the 11-year-old died at the hospital as a result of his injuries. But the young man's generous spirit will live on even further, because his organs were donated to save another child.
Police have since arrested the driver, 57-year-old Michelle Johnson.
His family has set up a GoFundMe page to help raise money for La'Darious's funeral costs. They hope to also have his favorite playground named after him to honor his brave act. There's no doubt Shavonte will never forget her brother's incredible last act of bravery.