11-year-old killed while pushing sister to safety during hit-and-run crash at bus stop

Posted at 8:20 PM, Nov 04, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-04 22:20:22-05

SOUTH CAROLINA -- An 11-year-old boy who suffered fatal injuries after being struck by a hit-and-run driver is being hailed as a hero for pushing his young sister to safety in his final moments.

WBTV reports La'Darious Wylie and his littler sister, Shavonte, were waiting at a bus stop last Tuesday when a car unexpectedly careened toward them and the other children at the stop.

According to the children who witnessed the crash, La'Darious pushed his younger sister out of the way.

"In other words, he saved his sister, and he ended up being the one that's where he is now," the boy's aunt, Felicia Mobley told WBTV.

The crash happened near where the two children live, and the memorial at the site of the crash is just a few yards from their door.

The family is reportedly trying to get a petition started to rename a nearby park after the 5th-grader who died saving his sister.

The driver of the car, 57-year-old Michelle Johnson, was arrested several days later and faces charges in connection with the deadly crash.