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11-Year-Old Hero Dies Saving His Sister From Hit-And-Run Driver

by : UNILAD on : 05 Nov 2015 16:18
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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.

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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.

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It was another two days before the reckless driver was found and arrested.

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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.

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Posted by Kimberly Robinson on Thursday, 29 October 2015

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.

Topics: News

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    South Carolina boy dies saving his sister's life in hit-and-run