A brave 11-year-old boy died after he pushed his little sister out of the way of an out-of-control car as the two siblings were waiting for their school bus.
La’Darious Wylie, age 11, was critically injured after sacrificing his life on Oct. 27, when he pushed his 7-year-old sister, Sha’Vonta Wylie, out of the path of an oncoming vehicle that allegedly veered toward the children at a school bus stop in Chester, a small rural city located about 60 miles north of Columbia.
“He knew to look out for her,” his mom Elizabeth McCrorey said sobbing.
The fifth grader was struck on the corner of his family’s home last Tuesday morning and died from his injuries the next day.
“He saved his sister, and he ended up being the one that’s where he is now,” aunt Felicia Mobley told WBTV.
The youngsters were waiting to go to school when police say 57-year-old driver Michelle Johnson veered into them and then fled without calling for help.
Johnson was arrested and charged with hit and run resulting in death, according to The Herald. She was released on a $25,000 bond and has no criminal record.
Even in death, La’Darious is helping to save other. His organs were also donated to save another child, his family said.
More than 100,000 people are on a waiting list for an organ transplant in the United States. About 100 more are put on a waiting list each day.
Unfortunately, there are many more people on the waiting list than available organs. Approximately 18 people die each day while waiting for an organ. But the family of La’Darious is changing that with his donation.
There are two ways you can donate your organs as well:
1. Register as an organ donor. This means that if you die while your organs are still healthy, you can donate them to another person in need.