Kamari White was the first to know his parents were dead.
The 7-year-old was in the back seat of the family’s 2002 Isuzu Rodeo on Sunday night when the vehicle skidded on its side and crashed violently into a utility pole on S.C. Highway 45 in rural Berkeley County. The family said the SUVswerved to avoid an oncoming car.
Kamari crawled through the shattered glass and out the back window, but then he heard his 6-year-old sister, Ionia White, calling for him.
“He went back in not only to save his sister — he tried to save all of them,” maternal grandmother Sharon Gleason said.