ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The day after a group of kids were struck by a car walking home from school in Albany, the community is mourning.
Antonio "Tony" Shed Jr. was killed and three others were injured.
Family members and others close to the boy held a vigil Saturday night. Members of the group said prayers and recalled times he made an impact on their lives.
His cousin, Alexis Ramirez said eyewitnesses told family members Shed Jr. pushed other children out of the way, saving their lives, seconds before he was killed.
"If it wasn't for little Tony, who knows how many more deaths could have happened that day," Ramirez said.
The employees of the daycare he attended, also, prepared barbeque plates to collect donations Saturday afternoon.
Carla Harris, who works for the Romper Room Playschool, said the fundraiser was the idea of the daycare staff.
"They both came through our pre-K program. So we wanted to come together and put together a fundraiser for both of the children," Harris said.
The four children that were hit by the vehicle have gotten the attention of the community. Harris says these are the children of Albany and everybody should want to help.
Antonio's sister, six year old Te-unna Shed, suffered what school officials described as broken bones and head trauma. She was airlifted to a Macon Hospital.
Two others also suffered injuries.
All of the money raised will be going to the family of Antonio and his little sister to help pay for any medical costs and the funeral costs for Antonio.