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11-year-old boy pushed sister out of way before being struck, killed by car: family

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CHESTER, S.C. — The family of an 11-year-old South Carolina boy, who was killed in a hit-and-run last week, says he saved his little sister’s life.

La’Darious Wylie was waiting at the school bus stop with his little sister, Sha’Vonta, on Oct. 27 when a car came careening toward them.

That’s when La’Darious pushed his sister out of the way.

“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.