11-year-old boy dies saving little sister from oncoming car

We reported the death of this 11-year-old last night at 11pm -- it has stuck with me all day today. I think it's...

Posted by WBTV's Molly Grantham on Thursday, October 29, 2015

An 11-year-old died in a true act of heroism when he was hit by a car while saving his sister's life.

La'Darious Wylie was waiting for the school bus with his little sister, Shavonte near their house in Chester, SC last week when a car came towards the children, WBTV reported.

The car veered of the road and struck La'Darious, critically injuring the fifth-grader, police said.

The boy's family told WBTV that the 11-year-old had pushed his sister out of the way of the oncoming car before he was struck, sacrificing his life to save hers.

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The fifth-grader died the next day and is planning to be buried on Thursday. The corner where La'Darious was struck has been transformed into a memorial for the young boy. With the family home just yards away from where the tragic scene occurred, his aunt told WBTV that the street will never be the same.

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La'Darious may be gone, but his loved ones are hoping his legacy lives on. His family told WBTV that they are planning to rebuild and dedicate an old recreation center in the 11-year-old's honor.

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