*A brave little boy lost his short life, so that his sister could live, when an out-of-control car ran him down at the bus stop where he was waiting with her for their school bus.
La’Darious Wylie, 11, obviously saw the car coming, when he pushed his 7-year-old sister, Sha’Vonta, out of the car’s path to safety.
In speaking with The Herald his mother, Elizabeth McCrorey said, “He knew to look out for her.”
La’Darious, a fifth grader who is said to have loved playing football, was struck on the corner of his family’s home last Tuesday morning and died from his injuries the next day.
He was remembered as a hero as he was laid to rest Thursday.
“He saved his sister, and he ended up being the one that’s where he is now,” aunt Felicia Mobley told WBTV.
Michelle Johnson, the 57-year-old driver of the car, was caught and arrested on Thursday for leaving the scene and not calling for help, reports The Herald.
She has no criminal record and was released on a $25,000 bond.
The family donated La’Darious’s organs to save another child.
The little boy who was a good student…”had his whole life ahead of him,” loved ones wrote in a GoFundMe page started to help the family pay for funeral costs.
“He fought a great fight, but God had a greater plan,” says the fundraising page, which has collected nearly $21,000 in a week. “He gained his wings and flew away to be with the lord.”
Grieving family and friends want to pay homage to the boy’s memory by having his favorite playground named after him.
“Coping with it day by day, so we can’t really say what’s going to lie ahead,” Mobley told WBTV. “We just have to deal with it day by day.”
Rest in peace, sweet boy.