An 11-year-old boy has died after pushing his younger sister away from the path of an out of control car, before the driver fled the scene.
La’Darious Wylie, from South Carolina, was waiting for the bus to school with his seven-year old sibling when the car sped towards them.
After heroically pushing his sister, Sha’Vonta, away from danger he was tragically hit, dying a day later from his injuries on October 28.
It was another two days before the reckless driver was found and arrested.
Michelle Johnson, 57, has since been charged with felony hit-and-run resulting in death. She has been released on a $25,000 (about £16,000) bail, and could face up to 25 years in prison if convicted.
La’Darious’s mother Elizabeth McCrorey has since said she “doesn’t hate her [Johnson]” for what happened, but “wishes she had stopped” following the tragic incident.
La’Darious’s organs were donated so that his death may save even more lives, and a memorial fund has been established with the aim being to rebuild a park in his name.
That selfless young boy is the epitome of a hero.
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