Chester boy who saved sister at bus stop named honorary grand marshal of Veteran’s Day Parade

La’Darious Wylie
La’Darious Wylie

The veterans of Chester have named the late La’Darious Wylie, who saved his sister from an oncoming car Oct. 27, as honorary grand marshal of Wednesday’s Veterans Day parade.

La’Darious, age 11, died Oct. 28, the day after pushing his sister out of the way of a car, driven by a woman later arrested in the hit and run. Police said the woman did not stop after hitting La’Darious.

His heroism in saving his sister, first reported at heraldonline.com Nov. 3, has brought recognition and coverage on social media and news sites all over America.

The parade on Wednesday starts at 1 p.m. and runs from the Chester fairgrounds down York Street, to downtown.

During Monday night's City Council meeting, a group of Chester residents asked the council members to name Brookland park after La'Darious. The boy saved his sister's life at a bus stop. He pushed her out of the way and was hit by a car.

Andrew Dys: 803-329-4065