“La’Darious was a fifth-grade student at Chester Park Center of Literacy through Technology and the son of Elizabeth McCrorey and Carlos Wylie Sr. According to Robinson, he was the third oldest of three brothers and five sisters. She described him as an incredibly charming young man who had a very close relationship with his family.
“La’Darious loved his family,” she said. “He was the apple of his momma’s eye. He was well-behaved, he got good grades and he played football. He liked the Baltimore Ravens. The school was supposed to take him to the Bank of America Stadium this week to meet the [Carolina] Panthers and, even though it wasn’t his team, he was so excited because he loved football.”
On October 27, 2015, standing among a few other kids, La’Darious Wylie, 11, and his sister, Sha’Vonta, 7, waited together for the school bus. And then out of no where, a car was heading right towards where the children were standing.
Like a true hero it only took La’Darious Wylie half a second to realize what he had to do as the car rushed towards them; he had to save his little sister. Pushing her out of the way, he saved her life. But he didn’t have time to move himself and was hit by the car. The next day, the 28th, he passed away. Though they claim it is still under investigation, they’ve identified the driver as Michelle Johnson, charging her with fatal hit and run. She is currently out on a $25,000 bond.
This is the GoFundMe page to help with funeral expenses and his family as they get through the next few months. Please check it out or share it; imagine if it were you…
The following are video accounts, with the second one being his sister and brother remembering him… This is sad news, but it also shows the goodness and kindness in the heart and soul of a brave young man whom loved his sister and family. His harrowing death is also the death of a brave young man; I think he deserves national attention and respect. Or at least a lot more notice than I’ve seen being shared about him. I’ve read he is getting attention nation wide; I hope that is true; I hope everyone hears about this young child…
Not everyone would have been able to make the choice the did; and for that his sister is very blessed, and so is this world. His act of brotherly love shows there is hope. La’Darious is hope to me in a tragic world; he is proof that family, real love, selflessness, loyalty and looking after others is not a wasted cause. He is the very definition of all those things; he is in my eyes a true hero.
May your next journey be beautifully blessed….
*Above La’Darious brother and sister remember their brother.*
Community Activist wants to rename park after La’Darious, video.
And they succeeded, which you can find out more about here.