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Chester County honors La’Darious Wylie, boy hero who died saving sister

La’Darious Wylie
La’Darious Wylie

Chester County joined the state of South Carolina on Monday to officially recognize the heroism of La’Darious Wylie, the 11-year-old boy who died in October when he was hit by a car after saving his sister.

La’Darious died Oct. 28, the day after he pushed his sister, Sha’Vonta, 7, away before a car hit him as the children waited for the school bus around 7 a.m. The driver of the car, Michelle Johnson, 57, did not stop and render aid or call authorities, Chester police say. Johnson was charged with felony hit and run resulting in death. No trial date has been set.

La’Darious’ courage, first reported in The Herald, has spurred recognition and action. At the Chester County Council meeting Monday night, La’Darious’ family was given proclamations from the S.C. General Assembly and the County Council that recognize his actions.

County and state officials are working toward building sidewalks on the stretch of Ashford Street in Chester where La’Darious died.

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